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LinuxNewbie.org: Hard Drive Speed Tweak for Linux: Enabling 32-bit I/O and DMA for the hard drives

May 15, 2000, 16:38 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fancy Piper)

[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"See man hdparm for complete details and cautions."

"Some Linux distributions aren't optimized for your specific system, so tweaks are necessary. I run RedHat 6.1, and here is how I sped up my disk speed by enabling 32-bit I/O and DMA on my system."

"The turning on/off of the 32-bit I/O and DMA has to be done by root with all root privileges. I su - and query my current settings and time the harddrive current performance..."

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