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Re: [vox-tech] Hard Disk Info

one more _important_ piece of information.

these tests will only give you sustained data tranfer.  it won't give
you burst speeds.  the important consequence is that there's no way
(that i know of) to differentiate between a UDMA 66 and UDMA 100 drive.
i've been trying to figure out this one for awhile now.

reference: linux-kernel mailing list.  it's been asked many times.  it
may be in the lkml faq.


begin Stephen M. Helms <Mytho_X@pacbell.net> 
> Rod Roark wrote:
> >hdparm -t is probably what you want.  "man hdparm" for
> >details.
> >
> I missed in my last post that you tried the -I option.  Rod is correct 
> that the -t option will report the read speed of the drive.  This will 
> not tell you the speed the actual disk is capable of.  You can 
> experiment with hdparm to fine tune the speed.
> Stephen
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