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    Hello rbmorse Its not a cd/dvd issue (I am...

    Hello rbmorse

    Its not a cd/dvd issue (I am using the cd) but I have just installed ubuntu using qemu and the ubuntu iso ripped from my cd and all is working. (Its the first time I have used qemu...
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    Thanks for the reply deanjo ubuntu 8.10 and I...

    Thanks for the reply deanjo

    ubuntu 8.10 and I have just tried changing the ide settings with no luck.

    by the way the old dvd was connected to a hotrod udma 66 pcicard not the marvel but it...
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    DVD Drive issues

    Hello Everybody

    This is a problem I have been having on numerous occasions over the years and I still dont really know the answer to it, and I just wondered if anybody on this forum can answer it....
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    After about 6 hours of use last night the HD...

    After about 6 hours of use last night the HD performance got progressively better and this morning hdparm show the following

    /dev/sda:
    Timing cached reads: 4942 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2471.38...
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    I am using debian lenny 2.6.26-amd64 motherboard...

    I am using debian lenny 2.6.26-amd64 motherboard asus p5q as for scheduler I think I am using the following.

    [ 1.041322] io scheduler cfq registered (default)

    My HDD SAMSUNG HD103UJ so yes...
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    Well if you read the previous message ivanovic is...

    Well if you read the previous message ivanovic is getting 107 MB/Sec from his samsung sata 300 disk.

    That would be nice.

    Dan
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    Well I have just changed the drive to the 1TB and...

    Well I have just changed the drive to the 1TB and this is from hdparm

    /dev/sda:
    Timing cached reads: 5132 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2566.77 MB/sec
    Timing buffered disk reads: 274 MB in 3.01...
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    Thanks for the info, much appreciated. It looks...

    Thanks for the info, much appreciated. It looks like I have made the wrong choice.

    Dan
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    Its going back then. Whats the best way to...

    Its going back then. Whats the best way to dalete all partitions/data on a drive?
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    Are you sure about this? This is my model...

    Are you sure about this? This is my model SAMSUNG HD753LJ. If this is the case i am pretty pissed about this and will change it immediately.

    Thanks Dan
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    /dev/sdb: Timing buffered disk reads: 322 MB...

    /dev/sdb:
    Timing buffered disk reads: 322 MB in 3.01 seconds = 107.13 MB/sec[/CODE]

    Yes but that is still 20 MB/Sec faster than my Samsung Spinpoint 750 Gig SATA2?

    Dan
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    Crappy SATA performance on asus p5q

    Hello Guys

    Finally upgraded my p3 700 to a quad core 2.66 4gig ram 750G HDD with asus p5q MB Everything seems to work but the performance from the sata HDD is pretty crap. In fact I get the same...
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    Specifically I was looking at 4x200G samsung...

    Specifically I was looking at 4x200G samsung spinpoint @30 each on a gigabit GA-P35-DS3R motherboard 4 gig 800DDR2 ram core2 quad. not sure if that would work or what the fastest setup would be. ...
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    best value for money.

    Hello Guys

    I am about to build a new computer, so I start reading lots of reviews trying to get the best value for money and something that will work perfectly under linux. What a pain. I wish...
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