HDD advice?

Joe Morris heartboy at nycap.rr.com
Fri Nov 15 06:20:24 PST 2002

> Your results arent valid. you should use a bigger test file (I suggest
> 496MB ;-)  The figures you have there are evidently served from disc
> cache, and about an order of magnitude too high. Rough estimate is the
> test should use 2xRAM sized files.

Okay, I redid it with a 1G file size (I've got 512M of RAM):

              -------Sequential Output-------- ---Sequential Input-- 
              -Per Char- --Block--- -Rewrite-- -Per Char- --Block--- 
Machine    MB K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU  /sec 
         1024 25438 96.8 39138 10.9 17911  5.5 19748 78.5 35907  7.5 174.0  

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