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Low IDE disk write/read performance

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – Test results will be printed in smartctl -a output.This drive has suffered some media damage - 1277 bad sectors have already been reallocated to spare area and there are another 675 unreadable sectors waiting for a write which will move them there as well.I'd start with backing up all important data from this drive. Then dd it to force reallocation of all pending sectors and check if there are no more cropping out and if read/write speed comes back to something reasonable.If it will still be dog slow or "Reallocated_Sector_Ct" will start growing to thousands or millions,  t (HowTos)