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Re: Performance problems with Seagate Barracuda ES.2 harddisks

Matthias Scheler wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 06:11:40PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> > > tar:      Extracting the NetBSD 4.0 source tar archives to an empty
> > >           filesystem with a size of 9 to 10GB.
>                                           ^^^^^^^^^
> > Just on a hunch, I wonder if this might be seek related or something
> > silly like that?
> That's my best guess, too. Somebody suggested some kind of acoustic
> management. Is there a way to check or configure that using NetBSD?

I had thought atactl or smartctl (from pkgsrc) showed this, but I can't
see mention in either.  There used to be a bootable floppy disk utility
image you could download from Seagate where you could tinker with disk
settings - that might be your best bet.

> > How big are the partitions on wd0 and wd{1,2}?  Maybe
> > try a partition on wd{1,2} that's the same size as the one you're
> > testing with on wd0.
> I already had the same idea. That is why I created a 9 to 10GB partition
> on "wd1" and "wd2" as I mentioned above.

Oops, I missed that particular part.


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