Pros and Cons of amd64 (versus i386).
Matthew D. Fuller
fullermd at over-yonder.net
Sun Apr 9 18:22:59 UTC 2006
On Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 06:00:56PM -0600 I heard the voice of
Scott Long, and lo! it spake thus:
> Modern disks (I don't know how to define a cutoff to this term,
> unfortunately) definitely put more bits onto the outer rim of the
> platter than the inner rim.
Pretty much any disk you'd currently find, I'd say.
diskinfo -t won't run through on my 4 or 2 gigs ("disk too small for
test" :), but on my 9 gigger:
outside: 102400 kbytes in 5.215159 sec = 19635 kbytes/sec
middle: 102400 kbytes in 6.268067 sec = 16337 kbytes/sec
inside: 102400 kbytes in 8.237962 sec = 12430 kbytes/sec
da4 at ahc2 bus 0 target 5 lun 0
da4: <IBM DNES-309170W SAH0> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-3 device
da4: 40.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 31, 16bit), Tagged Queueing Enabled
da4: 8748MB (17916240 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 1115C)
Matthew Fuller (MF4839) | fullermd at over-yonder.net
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