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Re: SATA write performance problems (on HP MicroServer)
ef%math.uni-bonn.de@localhost (Edgar =?iso-8859-1?B?RnXf?=) writes:
>I have performance problems writing to the SATA discs on my HP MicroServer.
>In the BIOS, IDE is switched to AHCI. The discs do NOT have 4k sectors.
>I can read more than 70MB/s.
>I can write 110 to 120 transfers per second regardless of block size.
>With 64k blocks, that's 6.7MB/s. If I use 32k blocks, it's 3.6MB/s, on 16k
>blocks 1.9MB/s and so on.
>I ruled out alignment problems by moving the test partition, one block at a
>time, seven times. No difference.
Does your drive have write-caching disabled? You can enable it with 'dkctl wd0
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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