[Coco] hard disk performance
devries.bob at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 02:20:27 EDT 2008
On my NitrOS9 6309 system, using SCSISYS version 2.2 and a Disto 4-in-1 with
a Quantum LPS drive, I get a megaread of 20 seconds. I load both the date
and megaread commands before execution.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Fadden" <t.fadden at cox.net>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] hard disk performance
> Robert Gault wrote:
>> Tim Fadden wrote:
>>> I see you did load date. Did you also load megaread? Although that
>>> would only account for much time.
>> Good suggestion and I had not. However, there is no significant change in
>> timing after preloading megaread.
>> What vintage drive are you using? It would be useful to determine if my
>> slower speed is caused by the Seagate drive or the software.
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> The hard drives I have are Quantum 105s 3-1/2 full hight drives. I would
> have to guess from about 89 to 91? One of the first generation of scsi
> drives with imbedded controller. Also, I got Nitros9 6309 working, and
> mega read is identical to my original os9 system. See below:
> Scsisys 1.1 driver used on all versions of os9, and same megaread used
> Stock OS: 31 sec
> Nitros9 6809: 31 sec
> Nitros9 6309: 36 sec
> Not sure why, but the 6309 version is the slowest. using same exact
> hardware and scsi drivers.
> Also, I have not been able to get any serial port drivers or parallel port
> drivers for the disto 4in1 to work. So, until then, I will be staying
> with the old system.
> Tim fadden
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