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SubjectRe: Hard Disk slowdown w/ new mobo?
In article linux-kernel.vger you wrote:

AV> I just purchased a Tyan Tiger 133A motherboard. For those who haven't heard
AV> of it, it uses the Via Apollo Pro133A chipset, which is ATA66-enabled. I am
AV> using two maxtor hard drives- hda=20gb hdb=25gb. They are connected with
AV> ATA66 cable, and are ATA66 capable drives, but they only run at around 2.5
AV> mb/sec (hdparm -t). Any way to speed these things up? I've heard they
AV> should operate around 30 mb/sec. I remember seeing a post about this a
AV> while ago, but I can't seem to find it in the archives. Any help would be
AV> much appreciated - this upgrade has been hell.

Did you try hdparm -c1 -d1 -X66 /dev/hda ?
And what about to bring the second drive to hdc(secondary master)?
Also, you may wish to set up a support of your chipset in the kernel.

Anton Petrusevich

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