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Linux hard disk performance

9/05/2004 11:37:00 AM, posted by anand

Here is the command to check the read performance of your hard disk under the Linux OS: hdparm -tT /dev/name-of-hdd. Example: hdparm -tT /dev/sdc1

A few days ago a collegue of mine was telling me that IDE hard disks are now as good (or maybe even better) than their SCSI counterparts. On my server I have a whole bunch of SCSI drives and one IDE drive. When I ran the above test, the IDE hard drive beat the 'read' performance of SCSI by a huge margin. Next time when I build a server, it will definitely be with the IDE hard drives. Although, even Western Digital Raptor drives (or SATA drives) are preferrable.
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