[mythtv-users] Test drives with hdparm

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Thu Aug 11 20:33:12 UTC 2011

On 11-08-11 09:52 AM, Josu Lazkano wrote:
> Hello list, I am having some pauses on MythTV, I read lots of post but
> I don't know why is happening. I read this morning that it will be
> about the disk transfer rate. So I check my drive.
> I have a Western Digital Green 2TB drive:
> /dev/sdb:
>  Timing cached reads:   1326 MB in  2.00 seconds = 662.71 MB/sec
>  Timing buffered disk reads: 368 MB in  3.00 seconds = 122.66 MB/sec

Looks "normal" to me, except you shouldn't bother with -T nowadays,
use just plain -t (little tee) instead.  I plan to remove -T (big tee)
entirely from hdparm someday soon-ish.


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