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SubjectRe: 2.2.3, VIA, IDE, performace :(
> Run hdparm -tT /dev/hd? to time the speed of the buffer cache as well as the
> transfer speed. The latter will be corrected by the result of the first.

Yep, that worked:

Timing buffer-cache reads: 32 MB in 0.42 seconds =76.19 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 16 MB in 2.56 seconds = 6.25 MB/sec

And this is stable for -tT.

Meelis Roos (

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