speed up your linux partition!
hdparm kicks ass
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on my eldest drive (a western digital 6 gig) i didhdparm -c3 -m16 -d1 /dev/hda
on my second eldest drive (a western digital 20 gig) i didhdparm -c3 -m16 -d1 /dev/hdb
on my newest drive (a western digital 40 gig) i didhdparm -c3 -d1 /dev/hda
(because it already had multicount enabled)
tripled the speed of my 6 gig from 3~ MB/sec buffered disk read speed to 12.2
multiple of 7 on the 20 gig -> 21
multiple of 9 on the 40 -> 27 Current Mood: depressed