View hdd speed with hdparm

Valic —  July 8, 2010 — Leave a comment

hdparm is a command line utility for the Linux and Windows operating systems to set and view ATA hard disk hardware parameters. It can set parameters such as drive caches, sleep mode, power management, acoustic management, and DMA settings.

Step 1. Installation

apt-get install hdparm

Step 2. Usage

hdparm -t /dev/sda

Example:

hdparm -t /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
Timing buffered disk reads: 160 MB in 3.00 seconds = 53.26 MB/sec

For more info use

hdparm –help

Valic

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