On this section you can found several tools to bench the performance of your hardware/system.
We don't use the benchmark to play. We use the benchmark process to validate our infrastructure and his stability.
We want to know the read and write speeds of our hard drives and SSDs.
Linux purpose several tools to do these test.
First step, before to test your write & read speed you must clean the cache.
To do that just enter in your terminal
sudo sysctl -w vm.drop_caches=3.
Test the write speed
sync; dd if=/dev/zero of=/your/path/tempfile bs=1M count=1024; sync
If you want to grow the tempfile size to test with more larger file you can grow the
bs value or the
count as you wish.
Test the read speed
Before to test your read speed don't forget to create the source tempfile in first (you can use the same you have used to write speed test).
sysctl -w vm.drop_caches=3 dd if=/your/path/tempfile of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1024