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ns80
01-18-2007, 01:20 PM
I know you can tune your transfer settings of your internal hard drive using hdparm. But how do you tune your external drive. Even hdparm -i doesnt work. Just hdparm -tT works.

emyesbee
01-18-2007, 01:24 PM
I have tried it with internal hdd eventough I do not know much abt that, as I was jsut following some websites suggestion when my hdd respionse was slower when I was using FC4 (Now I use FC6). It worked well. I have never tried it with external hdd.

ns80
01-18-2007, 01:32 PM
Here are some sites for hdparm:

http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2000/06/29/hdparm.html
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Use_hdparm_to_improve_ID E_device_performance

But without hdparm -i working, I dont know what to meddle around :Ksp: I tried on my internal drive, did marginally improve the read speed.

Shy
01-18-2007, 01:34 PM
ithu ellam linuxkku matum thaana? :oops:

what about windows :ee:

Shy

tinker
01-18-2007, 01:42 PM
what about windows :ee:3(Sh)y

go to start ... cmd .... and in the command line type

harddisk faster

or harddisk -r -e -k -n -i -t


for more options type harddisk help

PS : it may or may not work on your machine depending on the patch level you are in :) ... if it doesnt work tell me ... I will give you the package :)

Shy
01-18-2007, 01:47 PM
go to start ... cmd .... and in the command line type

harddisk faster


for more options type harddisk help

PS : it may or may not work on your machine depending on the SP level you are in :)

solrathu paathaalae comedyaa irukku.. maten try pana maten :snooty: :snooty: :snooty:

Shy