Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss] Why are all my hard drives slow on Ubuntu? (new computer)

On August 29, 2013, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) wrote:
>you're having some sort of hardware vs software compatibility problem.
>Try removing all but the necessary hardware in the system, and then adding
>it back, piece by piece, to see if the problem begins when you add *this*
>piece of hardware.

Thanks. I pulled out the RAID card, booted on Ubuntu 13.04 Live CD, and
nothing changed. There is nothing else in the box except the motherboard,
display card, and a WD Red hard drive, so I'm not sure what else I can

>Make sure you've done the ubuntu hardware driver installation thing.  You
>might need a proprietary driver.

The vendor ( did all the setup. I'll ask what they did.

>I assume you're running 64bit ubuntu.  The problem might not exist on

It's 32-bit Ubuntu.

>Try going into BIOS and tweaking some of the values there.  Disable
>unnecessary hardware, etc.
>Apply firmware update for your motherboard, etc.

Will try (though I am no BIOS expert). Any suggested settings to tweak?

Dan Barrett
dbarrett at

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /