Inconsistent IO performance

TJ Varghese tj at
Sat Aug 14 03:33:59 UTC 2010

> The deviation in your disk I/O isn't a major surprise (to me anyway),
> given the system specs.  What *does* surprise me is your abysmal I/O
> speeds in general.  18MB/sec min, 24MB/sec max?!  ICH6-M can do a lot
> more than that.  Something isn't right.
it's possible that the hw is...suboptimal. From a 2005 post,

Check out the link to the hddbenchmark,


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