[sclug] disk transfer rates (was) Newbie, partitioning 120Gb HDD - recommendations?

Dickon Hood sclug at splurge.fluff.org
Wed Jan 19 10:10:06 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 07:52:42 +0000, Tom Dawes-Gamble wrote:


: So I've knocked together a very rough benchmark. How long so it take to
: read a gigabyte from the disk.  I did each test several times and these
: are typical results.

Try hdparm -T and -t; they're more accurate than any number of runs of dd,
as it bypasses the OS caches.

apt-get install hdparm

for anyone using Debian.

Dickon Hood

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