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 performance from a ata 133 ide disk connected to a udma66 HDcontroler

dolly:/home/davmul# hdparm -tT /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
Timing cached reads: 4904 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2453.04 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 262 MB in 3.02 seconds = 86.67 MB/sec


dolly:/home/davmul# hdparm -tT /dev/hde

/dev/hde:
Timing cached reads: 4894 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2447.39 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 166 MB in 3.04 seconds = 54.63 MB/sec


Nobody tells you that when they are reviewing the board.

At the moment the sata 300 drive is set to udma6 but I cannot change that to udma7. Does anybody have any ideas how to improve performance.

PS debian lenny amd64-2.6.26
Anybody got a similar mb please post your hdparm tests

Thanks Dan