[Scottish] ANSWER: Slow writes on large modern SATA disks

Dan Shearer dan at shearer.org
Thu Sep 30 11:38:17 UTC 2010

New large disks, fast computer, good Linux install but lousy write
performance, with no errors to be found?

I've hit this twice recently and here's how I solved it:


Short version: modern drives won't work by default with common default
ways of installing Linux.

Dan Shearer
dan at shearer.org

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