How Fast Are Your Disk?

http://www.linuxinsight.com/how_fast_is_your_disk.html

I came across this utility on Web Hosting Talk and felt that a bunch of good benchmarks would be cool. Almost all of these benchmarks are with near idle disk.

Fujitsu 160GB 2.5″ 7200RPM
Intel ICH9R No Raid

seeker /dev/sda
Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15
Benchmarking /dev/sda [152627MB], wait 30 seconds.............................
Results: 58 seeks/second, 17.06 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/sda
/dev/sda:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  172 MB in  3.02 seconds =  57.01 MB/sec

4 x 320GB 7200RPM WD RE3
3ware 9750 512MB Raid 10

seeker /dev/sda
Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15
Benchmarking /dev/sda [610330MB], wait 30 seconds..............................
Results: 80 seeks/second, 12.42 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/sda
/dev/sda:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  560 MB in  3.01 seconds = 186.29 MB/sec

4x 72GB 10K SCSI
IBM 6i + BBU Raid 5

seeker /dev/sdb
Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15
Benchmarking /dev/sdb [210018MB], wait 30 seconds..............................
Results: 111 seeks/second, 8.96 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/sdb
/dev/sdb:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  260 MB in  3.02 seconds =  86.19 MB/sec

4x 72GB 10K SCSI
HP 641 + BBU Raid 10

seeker /dev/sda
Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15
Benchmarking /dev/sda [35328MB], wait 30 seconds..............................
Results: 117 seeks/second, 8.54 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/cciss/c0d0
/dev/cciss/c0d0:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  206 MB in  3.10 seconds =  66.42 MB/sec

8x 320GB 7200RPM SATA
Dell Perc 5i 512MB Raid 5

seeker /dev/sda
Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15
Benchmarking /dev/sda [35328MB], wait 30 seconds..............................
Results: 117 seeks/second, 8.54 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/sda
/dev/sda:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  740 MB in  3.00 seconds = 246.48 MB/sec

2x 72GB 10k SCSI
IBM 6i + BBU Raid 1

seeker /dev/sda
Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15
Benchmarking /dev/sda [70007MB], wait 30 seconds..............................
Results: 118 seeks/second, 8.42 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/sda
/dev/sda:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  150 MB in  3.02 seconds =  49.66 MB/sec

2x 15k Maxtor Maxline SCSI
Compaq Smart Array Raid 1

seeker  /dev/cciss/c0d0
Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15
Benchmarking /dev/cciss/c0d0 [70089MB], wait 30 seconds..............................
Results: 178 seeks/second, 5.61 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/cciss/c0d0
/dev/cciss/c0d0:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  206 MB in  3.01 seconds =  68.48 MB/sec

4x 300GB Seagate Cheetah 15k
Adaptec 5405 Raid 10

seeker /dev/sda
Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15
Benchmarking /dev/sda [571392MB], wait 30 seconds..............................
Results: 198 seeks/second, 5.03 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/sda
/dev/sda:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  1236 MB in  3.00 seconds = 411.95 MB/sec

4x 146GB Seagate Cheetah 15k
Dell Perc 6i Raid 10

Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15, http://www.linuxinsight.com/how_fast_is_your_disk.html
Benchmarking /dev/sda [278784MB], wait 30 seconds..............................
Results: 208 seeks/second, 4.80 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/sda
/dev/sda
 Timing buffered disk reads:  888 MB in  3.00 seconds = 295.57 MB/sec

Intel x25-m 80GB SSD
Intel ICH10R

seeker /dev/sdc
Seeker v2.0, 2007-01-15
Benchmarking /dev/sdc [76319MB], wait 30 seconds..............................
Results: 5074 seeks/second, 0.20 ms random access time
hdparm -t /dev/sdc
/dev/sdc:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  668 MB in  3.00 seconds = 222.47 MB/sec

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