I recently rebuilt my system (see sig.) and installed Gentoo 2005.1. I also
upgraded the kernel more recently to 188.8.131.52. I still have my Maxtor
OneTouch 250GB FireWire external drive, and I can still only get around
15MB/s performance out of it. Bear in mind that this drive (and many other
enclosures) has an Oxford 911 chip.
Under Windows XP, according to both Maxtor and Tom's Hardware, this drive is
capable of pushing 35MB/s. Has anyone out there got a Linux system that can
push those kind of numbers, or are we stuck with crippled FireWire? What
about FireWire 800? How good is the Linux support for that technology?
Thanks for any info. Best,
ASUS PC-DL Deluxe
Western Digital WD2500SD (dual, RAID1)
eVGA 6800Ultra 256MB