Testing hard disk writing speed

time dd if=/dev/zero of=TEST bs=4k count=512000

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By: flojb
2009-10-17 17:50:53

What Others Think

Use hdparm -t -T /dev/sda to test drive reading speed (through the drive's buffer). Hopefully a decent indicator of writing speed.
bwoodacre · 615 weeks and 1 day ago
Or use a real benchmarking program like bonnie++ to get numbers for other cases than one large sequential file.
hfs · 614 weeks and 3 days ago
use iozone
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