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Abysmal HDD Speed.

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After a 5 hour ToH installation and painfully slow installations I realised that my HDD was not being used to it's full potential.


Looking at the 'Activity Monitor' My peak speed is 380 Kb/s.


I'm not really sure how to describe the spec of the Hardrive so i'll copy some information from the System Profiler.




Capacity: 128 GB

Model: SAMSUNG SP1604N

Revision: TM100-30

Serial Number: S013J10Y459991

Removable Media: No

Detachable Drive: No

BSD Name: disk0

Protocol: ATA

Unit Number: 1

Socket Type: Internal

Low Power Polling: No

Mac OS 9 Drivers: No

Partition Map Type: MBR (Master Boot Record)

S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified



It is an ATA drive and for some reason is only detected as 128GB but I'm not really bothered by that. Hopefully someone will throw some Kexts at me and then I will be on my way perfecting my Hack.

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System Info

Xbench Version 1.3

System Version 10.5.2 (9C31)

Physical RAM 2048 MB

Model ACPI


CPU Test 62.68

GCD Loop 81.04 4.27 Mops/sec

Floating Point Basic 66.54 1.58 Gflop/sec

vecLib FFT 37.90 1.25 Gflop/sec

Floating Point Library 99.39 17.31 Mops/sec

Thread Test 127.00

Computation 109.65 2.22 Mops/sec, 4 threads

Lock Contention 150.88 6.49 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads

Memory Test 76.55

System 75.60

Allocate 79.67 292.57 Kalloc/sec

Fill 89.07 4330.91 MB/sec

Copy 62.87 1298.57 MB/sec

Stream 77.52

Copy 77.90 1609.02 MB/sec

Scale 76.40 1578.46 MB/sec

Add 77.65 1654.04 MB/sec

Triad 78.16 1672.13 MB/sec

Quartz Graphics Test 105.66

Line 85.79 5.71 Klines/sec [50% alpha]

Rectangle 100.47 29.99 Krects/sec [50% alpha]

Circle 92.62 7.55 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]

Bezier 95.18 2.40 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]

Text 226.75 14.18 Kchars/sec

OpenGL Graphics Test 88.79

Spinning Squares 88.79 112.64 frames/sec

User Interface Test 110.26

Elements 110.26 506.03 refresh/sec

Disk Test 2.87

Sequential 1.87

Uncached Write 1.54 0.94 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 1.58 0.90 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 3.06 0.90 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 1.89 0.95 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Random 6.15

Uncached Write 9.08 0.96 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 3.13 1.00 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 49.89 0.35 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 4.98 0.92 MB/sec [256K blocks]

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