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How to Test Disk Input and Output on Linux

There are a couple useful utilities on Linux to test disk input/ouput. Sequential Disk Access: hdparm The hdparm command will test sequential disk access and can be used with the below command. Replace /dev/sda1 with the mounted disk you would like to test such as /dev/hda1. bash hdparm -t /dev/sda1 The results will output similar…