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Have you ever wanted to know the read speed from your storage devices? Well, this article will tell you how...


This works with any hardware I tried, so you needn't do anything special if you're using an NVMe SSD.
 


brian@brian-desktop:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/nvme0n1p1
[sudo] password for brian:

/dev/nvme0n1p1:
Timing cached reads: 39038 MB in 1.98 seconds = 19715.49 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 512 MB in 0.20 seconds = 2522.93 MB/sec
brian@brian-desktop:~$

and an external drive which just stores data

brian@brian-desktop:~$ sudo hdparm -tT -tT /dev/sdc1

/dev/sdc1:
Timing cached reads: 34932 MB in 1.98 seconds = 17623.16 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 202 MB in 3.01 seconds = 67.16 MB/sec
brian@brian-desktop:~$
 
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Good article. good info

Thanks !
 
Good article. good info

Thanks !

Glad ya liked it. It's even relatively simple and something anyone can do. Well, if they can follow directions they can do it.
 

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