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Re: [SLE] A Faster System
  • From: Darren Harmon <darren.harmon1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 06:35:58 +0000
  • Message-id: <E16pkYT-000Bs2-00@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I've explained in more detail my system situation below.

I have a choice of hard disk setup options. Which one is faster for linux?

1. Use Two hard drives at ATA66, in which I place the swap partition and
VAR partition on the other disk, so linux will access both disks at the
same time. (ie. opening a program and writing a log).

2. Use one disk at ATA100. (only one disk due to the IDE cable not being
long enough - I have a full tower and some of the drive bays are quite away
from the motherboard)

If 2. then will SuSE 7.2 support the Promise Ultra ATA100 controller on the
Asus A7V motherboard?

Thanks for your help.

Here's more details of the system.

The above hard drive setup will use exactly the same components as I'm using
now, so they are all compatable with SuSE. Both hard drives (EIDE) are of an
identacle model (maxtor diamond max +) but one is 40Gb and one is 15Gb.
I'm the only user on the system (my personal home desktop PC), with default
desktop setup of SuSE 7.2 (updated to latest kernel, Xfree, etc).

Here is a quick hardware list.
1Ghz athlon
512Mb of 133MHz RAM
ASUS A7V motherboard

Thanks again.

Darren Harmon

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