HDD advice?

Joe Morris heartboy at nycap.rr.com
Thu Nov 14 13:03:57 PST 2002

> I know this is a non-ideal case, but 0.8MB/sec! really?! with an 8MB
> cache on the drive?

Yeah, you have a serious problem with the drive.  I would return it.  First 
though, try using hdparm to make sure that DMA is on (perhaps you disabled 
'DMA by default' in the kernel by accident?).  My Maxtor ATA/100 60G can 
attain ~35-38 MB/s using bonnie.
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