Subject: Re: ATAPI UltraDMA questions...
To: None <Chris.Smith@raytheon.co.uk>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/28/2001 18:14:05
> at UltraDMA mode 5 (which is ATA100).
> Do the drives actually operate at Mode 5 or is it a
> lesser mode (such as in other OS's like Li**x)?
yes they do.
> Are there any *reliable* benchmarking tools to check
> performance of disks too?
dd if=/dev/rwd0d of=/dev/null ns=64k count=8192
> I'm currently investigating these as alternatives
> to SCSI disks as they are half the cost and they
> are almost as fast.
half?! 1/4 costs!!!!
if you do not need to connect 20 drives to one machine and place every HDD
on separate channel it's performance is comparable to scsi drives.
> BTW - I'm running unpatched NetBSD 1.5 as provided
> on the CD set.
> Any help appreciated,
> - Chris.