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SubjectRe: ECS K7S5A: IDE performance
On Wed, 28 Aug 2002, Tomas Szepe wrote:

> > I have an ECS K7S5A 3.1A. It works fine with 2.4.19. No
> > corruption. Now I tested it with hdparm and:
> >
> > hdparm -tT /dev/hda
> >
> > /dev/hda:
> > Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 0.79 seconds =162.03 MB/sec
> > Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 1.68 seconds = 38.10 MB/sec
> >
> > Only 38.10 ?
>
> How do you mean, only 38.10?

I just thought it'd be much more with an ATA100. I got more or
less the same with my earlier motherboard, an ASUS A7APro, and
without ATA66 - which would print a lot of CRC errors at boot
time if enabled in the BIOS. The K7S5A doesn't print any and is
rock solid.

Maybe running it at 100/133 (and not 100/100) decreases
performance ? I read is somewhere. I have an Athlon 1000 (200)
with 2x256Mb DDR PC2100.

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