FC2 + newest openoffice = slower

Ow Mun Heng Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com
Fri Sep 17 03:13:48 UTC 2004


On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 10:25, Edward wrote:
> Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> 
> >>You CAN get 7200RPM 8Mb cache ones now but I've never seen a notebook 
> >>come with one as they are more expensive.
> > 
> > You can get one for VERY much more expensive though..
> > 
> > I'm running on an Hitachi/IBM 5400rpm 80GB 8MB Cache and I get
> > 
> > /dev/hda:
> >  Timing buffer-cache reads:   1284 MB in  2.00 seconds = 641.46 MB/sec
> >  Timing buffered disk reads:  106 MB in  3.05 seconds =  34.78 MB/sec
> 
> That's actually very good for a notebook (or do you mean desktop?).
Nope.. Notebook.
That was tested with _nothing_ running 

This is with my Low end PII300 512MB+WD2000/8MB cache Server. [note the
very slow speed due to usage of ATA33 only)

/dev/hda:
 Timing buffer-cache reads:   128 MB in  1.52 seconds = 84.21 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:  64 MB in  2.63 seconds = 24.33 MB/sec

> For a server I'm running a 192Mb HP Vectra 600MHz with Seagate 20Gb HDD 
> (Yes, its a little on the low side but it was free!).
> 
>   /dev/hda:
>    Timing buffer-cache reads:   Roughly 263MB/sec on 3 tries.
>    Timing buffered disk reads:  Roughly 26MB/sec on 3 tries.
> 
> Openoffice Calc loads in about 15 seconds.
> 
> I share your pain, but I don't use it very often so I tolerate it.
Ironically, MS Office running under crossover office loads in a snap of
a finger.
> 
> I'm not (yet) running FC on my 3.2GHz D865PERL based PC with 1Gb Dual 
> and 2 x WD2500JD in striped raid (500GB), but it would be an interesting 
> test! It flies with XP.
Well. what're you waiting for? Something Free to fall on your lap? Hey..
FC2 _is_ Free!


> 
> Regards,
> Ed.

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Ow Mun Heng
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