Originally Posted by Tinkster
hdparm's results are all fog & mirrors anyway; if you want to
get a realistic result for multi-user, multi-tasking OS you'll
have to resort to bonnie or bonnie++.
Being a novice user to linux i m little unaware of most of the solution given in reply to my original post.
However i m surprise as there is not a simple command to check the read and write speed of the harddisk.
One of my mate is suggesting to create a file using dd command and check how much time it takes to create a 1 gb file .
I think this has a little sense however i would also like to take your reviews about the same.
This is how i m going to test the write speed.
This will create a 45 gb file in X seconds.
by calculating Diskspace in kb / Second i will get the actual write speed in kb/s .
dd if=/dev/zero of=/share/test.out bs=47185920 count=1024