Re: [GLLUG] HD tweaking?
benjamincathey at catheycompany.com
Thu Nov 8 14:38:20 EST 2007
So it's addressed at the hardware level anyway - I wasn't sure if it was or if it was something software managed. A+ certified but did much better on the software portion than drive geometry, etc ;)
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----- Original Message -----
From: STeve Andre'
[mailto:andres at msu.edu]
To: linux-user at egr.msu.edu
Cc: Benjamin Cathey
[mailto:benjamincathey at catheycompany.com]
Sent: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 14:35:43
Subject: Re: [GLLUG] HD tweaking?
>->> On Thursday 08 November 2007 14:29:25 Benjamin Cathey wrote:
>->> > One other thing - the new drives have a larger cache (one is 8 meg and one
>->> > is 16) - is this something linux will auto recognize or do I need to do
>->> > something to let it know?
>->> > Thanks again guys for all the help,
>->> > Benjamin Cathey
>->> > System Administrator
>->> > Cathey Company
>->> > 4917 Tranter St.
>->> > Lansing, MI 48910 USA
>->> > Phone: 517.393.4720
>->> > Fax: 517.393.4225
>->> > Toll Free: 800.333.1972
>->> > "Service is Our Profession"
>->> Linux (or any other OS) won't "see" the cache. It's there at the disk
>->> making for faster reading of data, at least in theory. If what you are
>->> reading is already in that cache because of an earlier read then subsequent
>->> reads are getting data from ram. If you're bouncing around on the disk
>->> a lot then this isn't a help. But its never slowed things down, and is at
>->> times a win.
>->> --STeve Andre'
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