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    # hdparm -Tt /dev/hdc

    /dev/hdc:
    Timing cached reads: 788 MB in 2.00 seconds = 393.17 MB/sec
    Timing buffered disk reads: 20 MB in 3.10 seconds = 6.45 MB/sec

  2. #12

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    Just as a reference point, here's what I'm expecting from this extreme IV card.

    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-7896-8475

    Most benchmarks put it in the 30MB+/- range, but at the bare minimum it should be 20MB+/-.
    Last edited by halfmanhalfamazing; 06-25-2007 at 10:06 AM.

  3. #13

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    This is the Extreme III card:

    /sbin/hdparm -i /dev/hdc

    /dev/hdc:

    Model=SanDisk SDCFX3-4096, FwRev=HDX 4.08, SerialNo=116918E2707D4818
    Config={ HardSect NotMFM Removeable DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
    RawCHS=7964/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=576, ECCbytes=4
    BuffType=DualPort, BuffSize=1kB, MaxMultSect=4, MultSect=4
    CurCHS=7964/16/63, CurSects=8027712, LBA=yes, LBAsects=8027712
    IORDY=no, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
    PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
    DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
    AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=disabled
    Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-4

    * signifies the current active mode
    Last edited by halfmanhalfamazing; 06-25-2007 at 10:06 AM.

  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfmanhalfamazing View Post
    This is the Extreme 3 card:

    /sbin/hdparm -i /dev/hdc

    /dev/hdc:

    Model=SanDisk SDCFX3-4096, FwRev=HDX 4.08, SerialNo=116918E2707D4818
    Config={ HardSect NotMFM Removeable DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
    RawCHS=7964/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=576, ECCbytes=4
    BuffType=DualPort, BuffSize=1kB, MaxMultSect=4, MultSect=4
    CurCHS=7964/16/63, CurSects=8027712, LBA=yes, LBAsects=8027712
    IORDY=no, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
    PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
    DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
    AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=disabled
    Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-4

    * signifies the current active mode
    Hmmmm............ sometimes the answer can be had just by comparing results.

    I noticed this line:

    Config={ HardSect NotMFM Removeable DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
    Also appears in the results for the Extreme IV card. Not being a dev myself, I can only take a stab in the dark on this, but perhaps my system/driver is accurately ID'ing this thing as what it really is........ a removable media/card and bottlenecking me at 10MB/s?

    I ran this on the EX3 card:

    # hdparm -Tt /dev/hdc

    /dev/hdc:
    Timing cached reads: 788 MB in 2.00 seconds = 393.73 MB/sec
    Timing buffered disk reads: 20 MB in 3.16 seconds = 6.33 MB/sec

    I'd bet that's what it is. Wherever that configuration is set at, that's the problem. May not even be driver related; just some text/config file somewhere that's doing it.

  5. #15

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    Finally got them up on a site. I can't hotlink them here, Angelfire sucks like that. I created the most basic of basic pages for display pursposes here:

    http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/tweakit/index.html
    Last edited by halfmanhalfamazing; 08-15-2007 at 12:37 PM.

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    Thanks for the pictures.

    You know, you can upload pictures at http://imageshack.us/

  7. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by glussier View Post
    Thanks for the pictures.

    You know, you can upload pictures at http://imageshack.us/
    Thanks for the suggestion. I've been watching my bandwidth usage over the past few days though, I was thinking that a GB wasn't going to be very much in terms of image hosting, I've got way more left than I originally thought I'd have.

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    Are there CF-to-SATA(-II)-adapters available as well? Would love to have one of those in my upcoming X61s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colo View Post
    Are there CF-to-SATA(-II)-adapters available as well? Would love to have one of those in my upcoming X61s.
    YES.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/08/...compact_flash/
    http://shopper.cnet.com/flash-memory...-32510515.html

    I'm eying one for myself to some of the same sorts of cute tricks with more modern machines.

  10. #20
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    You sure that IDE-CF adapter works? I got some off ebay that suck.

    Not all converters support DMA: http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/5/24/46

    Find one that works with DMA and performance will probably be better.

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