[ardour-users] DAW recommendations

Lars Tobias Børsting lars.tobias.borsting at ntnu.no
Fri Mar 10 04:32:04 PST 2006

Michal Žeravík <michalz at olomouc.com> writes:

> Lars Tobias Børsting wrote:
>> "Maluvia" <terakuma at imbris.net> writes:
>>> The raptor seems to be outperforming the 250 gig drive somewhat, so
>>> maybe between areal density and platter speed the platter speed has
>>> the edge?
>> Sequential transfer rate (STR), also referred to as sustained
>> transfer rate, is a computed from the amount of sectors in a track
>> and the spindle speed (and many other factors). Six years ago an 18
>> GB 10k drive could deliver a max. STR of ~30 MB/s. Today, the fastest
>> 160 GB 7k drive can boast a max. STR of ~72 MB/s.
> how do you measure that STR? hdparm -T ?

Try hdparm -t instead of hdparm -T, as the latter will give you your
memory bandwith, not your hard drive bandwith. To get a more acurate
measurement, try one of the many benchmarking utilities for Linux
(i.e. Bonnie http://www.acnc.com/benchmarks.html).


Lars Tobias

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