Paul Makepeace <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I'm trying to duplicate an FS from an oldish 5,400rpm 6GB IDE drive to a new
> 7,200rpm 61GB IDE drive using the usual cp -ax / /mnt. But it's
> unbelievably slow -- vmstat 2 is reporting bi/bo around 300!

What does hdparm have to say?

Dave Hodgkinson,                   
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star 
          Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy

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