[TriLUG] Slow hard drive Centos 5.6
norwoodm at embarqmail.com
Wed Oct 5 13:50:05 EDT 2011
Thanks for quick reply. The problem is the stupid Dell bios which really
doesn't seem to let you change anything of importance. I can't see any way
to actually affect the hard drive settings.
On Wed, 5 Oct 2011, Ron Kelley wrote:
> Check to see if the BIOS settings for the HDDs are set for AHCI instead of IDE (or compatible). /dev/hda implies older IDE drives - thus pointing to the slowness you are experiencing.
> Ron Kelley
> rkelleyrtp at gmail.com
> On Oct 5, 2011, at 1:15 PM, Mike Norwood wrote:
> > Hello,
> > We have been purchasing Dell Vostro's and loading them with Centos and
> > everything has been working great. Recently Dell changed their models on
> > their slim tower Vostro's from 230 to 260, which meant they got rid of PCI
> > slots for PCIexpress and got rid of the still useful serial port. We have
> > been loading Centos 5.6 and it still loads fine and everything works, but
> > the hard drive performance is now so much slower. It now sees the SATA
> > drive as /dev/hda instead of /dev/sda. Google searches say to check the
> > bios and make sure all the SATA stuff is turned on, but these Dell
> > computers have very limited bios settings and no real control over
> > anything. Just wondered if anyone else had ever seen anything similar or
> > had any possible solutions.
> > Thanks in advance, Mike in Hillsborough
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