jerry jdinardo at ix.netcom.com
Mon Jan 8 11:04:17 PST 2001

hdparm has a built in read test - hdparm -t /dev/hdx.
There is a benchmark called bonnie that may be usefull but I have never used it.
A simple test like cp -a dir1 dir2 clearly shows the difference on
my system when dir1 is big. You can easily write your own test with a small c 
program - just make sure you use sync() before taking your final timings.

> how do you test harddisk performance?

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