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