Taring my mp3 collection from 2.5in 500MB internal sata drive (sda) to esata 3.5in 500MB drive (sdb) and it seems slow. In vmstat i can see that the external drive writes faster than the internal can read (external has periods of inactivity)
So the should i expect filesystem (reiser3) and other overhead to cut
the read performance to less than half of what hdparm reports? Anything else i can look at to speed
it up? Im using CFQ io scheduler.