Re: nforce4, SATA and a low HD performance
Yes, perhaps. hdparm may or may not be the appropriate tool for SATA benchmarks or a simple comparison. On the other hand, if you google through the internet for some other SATA hdparm results you'll find significantly higher transfer rates. Apart from that my feeling is that someone pulled the handbrake on the disks and the transfer rate can be much better than it is right now.
What is your experience with the nforce4/SATA combination?