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Re: test usb drive read / write speed

On Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:09:00 +0800, Huang, Tao wrote:

> i was trying to find out among several microSD cards which one has the
> fastest speed.
> i searched the web and didn't see any efficient solutions. are there
> conventional ways to test usb drive read / write speed? or any block
> device?


You may find useful this link:


It seems to be using "palimtest", a nice GUI tool included within the 
GNOME desktop. Just a careful note here, write speed test needs the 
device to be completely empty (with no data nor partitions).



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