Please help new hard drive install

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Wed Dec 17 21:42:09 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Knapp <magick.crow at> wrote:
>> you can test this yourself with hdparm
> So what should I make of that??

The second drive is faster :-)   The buffered figure is more real
world than the cached one.  The new drive is somewhat faster.   On a
home box, I bet you don't notice the difference.  Unless you enjoy
that sort of thing, just set it up the way that's convenient and makes
sense, and don't worry much about which way might be faster.  Make a
swap partition on the new drive and mount it as well as the old one as
the previous poster suggested.


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