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On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, blizbor wrote:

>> On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Andre Tomt wrote:
>> The fastest ATA drives out that are not public yet are in 39-42mB/s.
>> Also SCSI can not sustain rates much better than maybe 60mB/s.
>Andre, how are you benchmarking drives ?
>In context you wrote, I've got rather curious results (maybe due to
>daulty measurement routines in tar).
>I've made
>tar clvf /dev/null --totals
>and got as follows:
>for ReiserFS: 53MB/s
>for ext2fs 27-28 MB/s

2 words: write caching

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