Sometimes you got to hate linux

The boot drive on my file server has been really slow, hdparm was returning some really low numbers and CPU was spiking, which i wasn’t expecting on my new hardware. I decided this morning to do some google searches.

Here is the original hdparm results

sudo hdparm -t /dev/sdf
Timing buffered disk reads: 4 MB in 3.56 seconds = 1.12 MB/sec

Then i added the following in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

blacklist ata_generic

and in /etc/initramfs-tools/modules added

blacklist ata_generic

rebuilt the initramfs

sudo update-initramfs -u -v

rebooted and now I get

sudo hdparm -t /dev/sdf
Timing buffered disk reads: 220 MB in 3.02 seconds = 72.83 MB/sec

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