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paolone

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benchmarking the hard drive
« on: March 20, 2019, 12:09:36 PM »
Hello. Just a question: is there a way to benchmark the system volume speed?

I am, in fact, fascinated by the idea of moving the T: virtual volume from RAM:T to SYS:T on SSD devices. This would save RAM for processes when you haven't many (imagine running AROS with less of 512 MB today), at the cost of a little downstep on I/O operations, specially when running scripts.

My goal would be probing the speed at first setup, and then proposing the user to move T to the SSD drive, but I wouldn't make this question to everyone. Is there any tool or any scripting trick that would let me perform this task?

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Re: benchmarking the hard drive
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 10:04:32 AM »
I don't think a lot of people will add a SSD in a computer with 512 MB RAM just for AROS and a minimalistc Linux.

Don't forget that T: stands for temporary. A lot of files will be written in there, and SSD's still don't have unlimited writing cyles. Example: Having 3 GB in T: will lose 3 GB of RAM, but does this affect AROS so much? On the other hand, a 3 GB file will be written to the SSD, just to be deleted again.

paolone

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Re: benchmarking the hard drive
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 11:38:59 AM »
I don't have asked wheter it is a good or a bad idea. I asked for hints about a disk benchmarking tool.

Whis is not needed anymore, since I added the option anyway. So thank you anyway.

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Re: benchmarking the hard drive
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 10:37:57 PM »
I had some problems with the ssd, however with 30 euros on ebay you find complete systems used with at least 2 GB of ram :)

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