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Project: HDDspeed

HDDspeed is a drive speed testing utility for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX written by Danny Arends. It is written in the D language and estimates the maximum data transfer rates using write(), readln(), and readRaw() functions.Results on a Wind100 netbook indicate Linux is almost 2 to 3 times as fast as MS windows on reading and writing binary files.

The windows 32bit version is available for download here
The windows 64bit version is available for download here

Usage

Compile the executable for this you will need the DMD compiler available at www.d-programming-language.org. First step is to obtain a copy of the source code. It is available on github, to clone a copy install GIT and run the following command:

 $ git clone git://github.com/DannyArends/HDDspeed.git

Compile by executing:

 $ dmd src/HDDspeed.d src/stats.d src/generate.d

Or use the compile.bat or compile.sh scripts provided. After compilation just run the created executable HDDspeed, parameters of the executable are:

 $ HDDspeed [n.tests] [size]
 $  
 $ [n.tests] Number of tests, larger = better
 $ [size] Size of buffer, experimental

Examples

ST1 - Mobile ST980825AS (80GB) on HP Compaq NC6400
ST2 - Mobile ST9160821AS (160GB) on Sony Vaio PCG-5J5M
WD1 - Western Digital (WD1600JS) on Custom setup
WD2 - Western Digital (WD5000AADS) on Custom setup
WDM - Western Digital Mobile (WD1600BEVT) on MSI Wind100
USB - Standard USB disk (2GB) on MSI Wind100
SS1 - Samsung Spinpoint F1 on Custom setup
SS2 - Samsung SSD PM810 2.5' 7

 | ID | FORM | OS | Write | Read (TXT) | Read (BIN)|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------|
 | ST1 | NTFS | WinXP2 | 697 mB/s | 2485 kB/s | 690 mB/s |
 | ST2 | NTFS | Vista | 821 mB/s | 2790 kB/s | 813 mB/s |
 | WD1 | NTFS | 2008 | 1714 mB/s | 4916 kB/s | 1697 mB/s |
 | WD2 | NTFS | 2008 | 1798 mB/s | 4993 kB/s | 1781 mB/s |
 | WDM | NTFS | WinXP3 | 422 mB/s | 1141 kB/s | 407 mB/s |
 | WDM | ext2 | Debian | 1162 mB/s | 1214 kB/s | 920 mB/s |
 | USB | fat32 | WinXP3 | 393 mB/s | 1235 kB/s | 390 mB/s |
 | USB | ext2 | Debian | 917 mB/s | 1103 kB/s | 908 mB/s |
 | USB | ext4 | Debian | 1163 mB/s | 1196 kB/s | 1151 mB/s |
 | SS1 | NTFS | Win7 | 793 mB/s | 2424 kB/s | 785 mB/s |
 | SS2 | NTFS | Win7 | 1814 mB/s | 5708 kB/s | 1796 mB/s | 

Send in your results

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2012 Danny Arends
Last modified: 28 Sep 2012, 13:35 | Edit

Contact

Dr. Danny Arends
Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institut
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Invalidenstraße 42
10115 Berlin
Germany

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Tel: +49 30 2093 6086
Email: Danny.Arends@Gmail.com


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