Partitioning questions

dagmar at speakeasy.net dagmar at speakeasy.net
Sun Oct 6 12:12:29 PDT 2002


On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, Richard Lightman wrote:

> I did a quick web search and found maxtor vipers are 133MHz ATA drives.
> If these are scsi drives, then I might belive values up to 32MB/sec,
> but for ATA 133, no matter how fast you PCI bus goes, you are still
> limited to 266MB/sec by the IDE bus. If you have some really flashy
> IDE controller with built in cache, then you could get these values
> from that cache, but however you look at it, 336.84 MB/sec cannot
> be measuring the drive cache for an IDE drive.

Hrmm... Those are a lot of nice numbers, but there's an easier way to know
the answer.  I was simply using Linux when that test for hdparm wasnt't a
useless do-nothing test because I was putting a site online with a
486DX-33.

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