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Old 04-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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LXer: How to measure the speed of SATA devices from the command line on Linux


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Serial ATA (SATA) is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives. Serial ATA replaces the older AT Attachment standard (ATA; later referred to as Parallel ATA or PATA), offering several advantages over the older interface: reduced cable size and cost (seven conductors instead of 40), native hot swapping, faster data transfer through higher signalling rates, and more efficient transfer through an (optional) I/O queuing protocol.

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I'd like to point out that the article does not detail how to "measure" the speed of a SATA device, it tells you how to get the maximum theoretical throughput.
 
  


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