> Hi Tom. Thanks for writing.
> > Since this machine has Quantum drives I guess this is my
> > problem. Does anyone
> > know if this code is still actually necessary? It seems
> > it's been there a
> > while. It's disappointing to not get full performance out of
> > the hardware you
> > have.
> Yes, that code is still necessary. There's a new aic7xxx driver by Justin
> Gibbs at Adaptec which is now being beta tested which corrects this issue.
> Something to note, however: the media transfer rate for those disks is at
> most ~20MB/sec.
Actually, aren't a number of newer drives getting upwards of 30MB/s?
> Therefore, you only exceed the 80MB/sec bus speed if you
> have more than 4 disks all doing maximum I/O at the same time. Since the
> PowerApp.web 100 has at most 2 disks internally, you really shouldn't see
> any significant performance difference.
> Hope this helps.
> Thanks for buying Dell!
> Matt Domsch
> Dell Linux Systems Group
> Linux OS Development
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