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  • #11
    # hdparm -Tt /dev/hdc

    /dev/hdc:
    Timing cached reads: 788 MB in 2.00 seconds = 393.17 MB/sec
    Timing buffered disk reads: 20 MB in 3.10 seconds = 6.45 MB/sec

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    • #12
      Just as a reference point, here's what I'm expecting from this extreme IV card.

      http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-7896-8475

      Most benchmarks put it in the 30MB+/- range, but at the bare minimum it should be 20MB+/-.
      Last edited by halfmanhalfamazing; 06-25-2007, 09:06 AM.

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      • #13
        This is the Extreme III card:

        /sbin/hdparm -i /dev/hdc

        /dev/hdc:

        Model=SanDisk SDCFX3-4096, FwRev=HDX 4.08, SerialNo=116918E2707D4818
        Config={ HardSect NotMFM Removeable DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
        RawCHS=7964/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=576, ECCbytes=4
        BuffType=DualPort, BuffSize=1kB, MaxMultSect=4, MultSect=4
        CurCHS=7964/16/63, CurSects=8027712, LBA=yes, LBAsects=8027712
        IORDY=no, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
        PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
        DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
        AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=disabled
        Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-4

        * signifies the current active mode
        Last edited by halfmanhalfamazing; 06-25-2007, 09:06 AM.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by halfmanhalfamazing View Post
          This is the Extreme 3 card:

          /sbin/hdparm -i /dev/hdc

          /dev/hdc:

          Model=SanDisk SDCFX3-4096, FwRev=HDX 4.08, SerialNo=116918E2707D4818
          Config={ HardSect NotMFM Removeable DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
          RawCHS=7964/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=576, ECCbytes=4
          BuffType=DualPort, BuffSize=1kB, MaxMultSect=4, MultSect=4
          CurCHS=7964/16/63, CurSects=8027712, LBA=yes, LBAsects=8027712
          IORDY=no, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
          PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
          DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
          AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=disabled
          Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-4

          * signifies the current active mode
          Hmmmm............ sometimes the answer can be had just by comparing results.

          I noticed this line:

          Config={ HardSect NotMFM Removeable DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
          Also appears in the results for the Extreme IV card. Not being a dev myself, I can only take a stab in the dark on this, but perhaps my system/driver is accurately ID'ing this thing as what it really is........ a removable media/card and bottlenecking me at 10MB/s?

          I ran this on the EX3 card:

          # hdparm -Tt /dev/hdc

          /dev/hdc:
          Timing cached reads: 788 MB in 2.00 seconds = 393.73 MB/sec
          Timing buffered disk reads: 20 MB in 3.16 seconds = 6.33 MB/sec

          I'd bet that's what it is. Wherever that configuration is set at, that's the problem. May not even be driver related; just some text/config file somewhere that's doing it.

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          • #15
            Pics are up

            Finally got them up on a site. I can't hotlink them here, Angelfire sucks like that. I created the most basic of basic pages for display pursposes here:

            http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/tweakit/index.html
            Last edited by halfmanhalfamazing; 08-15-2007, 11:37 AM.

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            • #16
              Thanks for the pictures.

              You know, you can upload pictures at http://imageshack.us/

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              • #17
                Originally posted by glussier View Post
                Thanks for the pictures.

                You know, you can upload pictures at http://imageshack.us/
                Thanks for the suggestion. I've been watching my bandwidth usage over the past few days though, I was thinking that a GB wasn't going to be very much in terms of image hosting, I've got way more left than I originally thought I'd have.

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                • #18
                  Are there CF-to-SATA(-II)-adapters available as well? Would love to have one of those in my upcoming X61s.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by colo View Post
                    Are there CF-to-SATA(-II)-adapters available as well? Would love to have one of those in my upcoming X61s.
                    YES.

                    http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/08/...compact_flash/
                    http://shopper.cnet.com/flash-memory...-32510515.html

                    I'm eying one for myself to some of the same sorts of cute tricks with more modern machines.

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                    • #20
                      You sure that IDE-CF adapter works? I got some off ebay that suck.

                      Not all converters support DMA: http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/5/24/46

                      Find one that works with DMA and performance will probably be better.

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