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Recommended hard drive speed testing software?

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April 18, 2009 6:53:23 PM

As the topic says, looking for what you use to test disk speeds.
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April 18, 2009 8:37:56 PM

Windows: IOmeter, iPeak, ATTO, HDtune - keep in mind that HDtune is not suitable for RAID arrays
Linux: bonnie, raidtest, rawio, iometer, blogbench, dd, iozone

Generally Linux is the superior benchmarking platform - most easy benchmarks for Windows only test sequential performance which is not that important for most users. Even though they might think otherwise. :p 
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April 18, 2009 8:58:01 PM

+1 for ATTO.
a c 127 G Storage
April 18, 2009 9:09:23 PM

Yeah there are 32MB and 256MB versions of ATTO; i recommend the 256MB one especially if you are testing RAID or complicated setups. But ATTO is not suitable for large write-back buffers (i.e. Areca) -- it will show fluctuating scores.
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