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SubjectRe: Disk Performance
On Fri, 9 Nov 2001, Ben Israel wrote:

> Why does my 40 Megabyte per second IDE drive, transfer files at best
> at 1-2 Megabytes per second?

Sounds like you're not using IDE DMA:

# hdparm -d1 /dev/hda

(not enabled by default because it corrupts data with some
old chipsets and/or disks)


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