Reiserfs vs XFS .. Now : How to improve IO disk speed.

Johan De Meersman jdm at
Wed Apr 12 04:34:06 CDT 2006

Tino Schwarze wrote:

>On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 09:38:08AM +0200, Johan De Meersman wrote:
>>Changing out the disks for 15Ks would help, as would replacing them by
>>smaller ones - but the latter obviously requires rebuilding the raid
>>array because you're going to run out of space.
>Why should smaller ones make a difference? I doubt that - larger drives
>usually have higher data density and therefore higher throughput. It
>shouldn't matter for access times.

Smaller disks for the same volume makes for more spindles, and thus
faster access times.

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