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Old 02-07-07, 03:34 PM   #4
chunkey
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Default Re: nforce4, SATA and a low HD performance

No,

ADMA only "offloads" some interrupt & DMA work, but it doesn't make your
HDD to spin faster. And NCQ helps only for random disc access (It even slows down linear reads because of the higher latency!)

if you really want a better results, then get 15.000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI HDDs OR build a RAID0!

e.g:
RAID0 with two 58MB/s hdds:
Code:
/dev/md4:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  340 MB in  3.01 seconds = 113.01 MB/sec
SATA or SCSI shootout
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