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SubjectRe: Disk Performance
"Ben Israel" <> writes:

> Why does my 40 Megabyte per second IDE drive, transfer files at best at 1-2
> Megabytes per second? Can anyone prove that this must be the case? What is
> the most efficient way to convince anyone who reads this that it can't be
> proven because a counter example exists?

I had a drive that did something this (it was really slow on reads and
normal speed on writes, funnily enough). I finally compared it to
another drive in the same machine which worked normally and decided
that it was a failing drive (after trying many different kernels).
The replacement works fine.

So don't rule out hardware, either a bad drive or an incompatibility
between your drive and your IDE controller.

> I wish to be personally CC'ed the answers/comments posted to the list in
> response to this posting.

Say "please" next time.

> This is my first attempt at being part of the process. Please give me some
> time to adjust.

A less arrogant tone would be a good start.

Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
--T. J. Jackson, 1863
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