Beginner’s guide to iometer – real world disk benchmark

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and benchmarks statistics.” I often get asked about disk performance.  I often use iometer — a well known disk benchmark.  I usually use it on Windows.  It’s pretty easy to set up, although it does have a lot of configuration options.  I wrote up a quick guide to using iometer.  Gentlemen, start your disk controllers.

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One Reply to “Beginner’s guide to iometer – real world disk benchmark”

  1. thanks, nice getting started …
    lots of questions, but only the test data, and playing around will adequately answer those …
    sector size leading to a number of questions – i assume, i can read and write a number of “block sizes”, regardless of the actual disk “sector” size …

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