I'm getting very slow file transfer rates with my SATA Drives.
I've got 2 Seagate 7200.11 500GB hdds
When copying from one hard drive to another, the transfer speed is just over 10MB/sec. The transfer speed is the same when copying files within the same hdd.
At times it suddenly shoots to 40MB/sec but most of the time its around 10MB/sec
I tried different file systems ext3,reiserfs,fat32 but got the same performance
The weird thing is that hdparm shows the disks capable of much higher speeds
Timing cached reads: 1490 MB in 2.00 seconds = 744.51 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 308 MB in 3.00 seconds = 102.58 MB/sec
I googled for the issue and seems many have faced similar problems. However none seem to have figured out how to fix it.
I using Fedora 9 on a Intel865 chipset.
I'm facing the same issue with a PC at work running Fedora9 on Intel945
Any pointers ?