On Sat, 27 May 2000, Thomas Ribbrock wrote:
> Does anybody happen to know what maximum speed can be expected from the
> system on a 486 box? Reason I'm asking: I had a Quantum IDE drive in a
> box and hdparm told me that I was getting ~3.5MB/s out of that drive. I
I've had around 3.5-3.8MB per second on a 486DX2/66, using a Promise 4???
IDE controller with 2MB cache.
> the future), and on that box hdparm lists only a meagre 1.3MB/s, no
That doesn't sound right. I know that the Amigas of that time managed
around 3.5MB/s, so most 486 motherboards/controllers should, too.
1.3 is definitely not good, or even average, performance.
> Any insight?
I'm afraid of hdparm.
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