[mythtv-users] OT Hardware RAID 5 non-Recommendations

Kevin Hulse jedi at mishnet.org
Sat Dec 23 16:23:48 UTC 2006

On Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 03:13:46PM -0800, WJCarpenter wrote:
> > There must be something wrong with your setup.   I, and many other
> > people here have perfectly working setups with perfectly ordinary
> > drives, doing HD and SD.   I even watch my HD remotely over the
> A popular thing to slow down disk drives is to have bad defaults for hdparm.  I think this is
> especially likely if you are using a Debian setup (just because it's more conservative, uses
> older kernels, etc, and because it happened to me).  On one Debian Sarge (non-MythTV) system I
> had (with IDE drives), I was able to improve disk speed by 4x just by fiddling with hdparm
> settings.  Of course, that might not be the problem here, but it's an easy thing to look into.

	How is Ubuntu in this respect?

> hdparm -i /dev/hda
> hdparm -T -t /dev/hda

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