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Re: benching udma2 drives



On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 10:47:44AM -0800, nate wrote:
> Robert Land said:
> > Do people on this list use these ancient udma2 hdd's?
> >
> > I did a short test using "hdparm -t /dev/hda" and although
> > I have everything turned on that sounds like 'fast' the
> > test only showed ~9 MB/s !
> 
> bonnie++ is a much closer to real world test then hdparm,
> I reccomend using it. Not sure why so many people use hdparm
> to test performance. Lower level performance doesn't mean a whole
> lot, filesystems can dramatically affect performance. I would
> expect your results to get lower, 9MB/s sounds very very fast
> for a UDMA2 disk.

Thank you very much for this information. I had no
idea of bonnie++ - apt-cache search helped me to
find it - it's even available for my old potato
system.

Relating to the windows program I mentioned - I have
to be careful believing the results when not knowing
how these bench programs work.


Robert



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