I just bought maxtors latest and greatest DiamondMax plus 40 ATA-66
20GIG hard disk drive. according to http://storagereview.com 's tests
and my own (winbench), it's getting a starting disk read access rate of
30.x MB/sec. (and an ending disk read rate of about 18 MB/sec.); the
fastest ATA disk right now. Unfortunately, on linux (with the patched
kernel promise ATA-66 driver) gives on average this:
$hdparm -t /dev/hda
Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 4.23 seconds =15.13 MB/sec
Does anyone have any ideas as to why its so much slower in linux? maybe
linux doesnt give the hard disk drive all the CPU it wants because of
more "egalitarian" CPU sharing methods of resource sharing?
Maxtor tech-support was as expected, clueless..
"Tech support?!!??! We don't need no stekin tech support!?!"
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