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well maybe the hard disk can also be a bottleneck, but hashing multiple files from one disk isn't going to make it any faster imho, and by the way, in raid arrays I think the whole array is thught of by the os as a single partition
imho multithreaded file hasing would only make sense when reading from multiple drives, cause reading two files from diffrent parts of the disk simultaniously would only make it a lot slower. on my 2ghz celeron and a seagate 7200.9 sata drive the hashing is done at about 27mB/s, so this is pretty su...