Testing writing speed with dd

sync; time `dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=1M count=2048 && sync`

By: w00binda
2009-11-19 10:29:03

What Others Think

This gives misleading results because the MB/s reported is printed by `dd` before the last sync and before the outer `time`. This discrepancy has a big influence on the results.
noahspurrier · 592 weeks ago
Testing writing speed with dd, I want to be just test writing speed, I don't know what is the thing where people can start to be just write those essay writing lab review things where people are always be test speed which means that everything is be better and it is really important to check our speed.
Charleoyd · 40 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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