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Jan 172010

How to test the speed of your ATA hard disk


With the help of hdparm command:

# hdparm -tT /dev/hda

Timing cached reads: 1352 MB in 2.00 seconds = 676.23 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads:86 MB in 3.01 seconds = 28.67 MB/sec

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