[EMAIL PROTECTED] root]# /sbin/hdparm -tT /dev/sda

 Timing buffer-cache reads:   1816 MB in  2.00 seconds = 908.00 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:   26 MB in  3.11 seconds =   8.36 MB/sec

Can you post the "time dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=8k count=500000"
results?  Also do the reverse (read the file) with "time dd if=bigfile
of=/dev/null bs=8k".

I didn't see this come across before... here ya go:

time dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=8k count=500000

500000+0 records in
500000+0 records out

real    1m52.738s
user    0m0.310s
sys     0m36.590s

time dd if=bigfile of=/dev/null bs=8k

time dd if=bigfile of=/dev/null bs=8k
500000+0 records in
500000+0 records out

real    4m38.742s
user    0m0.320s
sys     0m27.870s

FYI on your hardware raid comment... I easily get 50 megs a second on my 3ware controllers and faster on my LSI SATA controllers.


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