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I usually use hdparam, for example: % hdparm -Tt /dev/hdb /dev/hdb: Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 1.25 seconds =102.40 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 16.70 seconds = 3.83 MB/sec I wouldn’t call hdparam a torture test but it does give you a rough idea of a drives overall performance. Determining a drives health After  Full Article…

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