Tuning HD's

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Sat Dec 20 00:24:42 UTC 2003

On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 06:09:47PM -0500, Stan Bubrouski wrote:
> string for dell laptops and for kicks tried that (i wasn't worried about
> the HD at that point because I was still playing around) and I found it
> almost doubled the throughput (according to hdparm -t /dev/hda on rh8)
> and these were settings for a laptop HD in a dell latitude.  Just
> plugging in a drive on my system at least does not yield nearly optimal
> performance, which is why I posted this message.  Is there any site that
> has a list of best settings for different drives under linux? (And no
> I'm not trying to sound combative :)

Can you give me details on this specific one. I'd be interested to know
what it changed because we ought to always be optiomal

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