[TriLUG] hands-on Eee

Maxwell Spangler maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com
Mon Mar 31 14:48:50 EDT 2008

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, James Tuttle wrote:

Asus eeePC with solid state disc:

> eeeps-dli:/root> /opt/asusdiag-0.1/hdparm -tT /dev/sda1
> /dev/sda1:
>  Timing cached reads:  1324 MB in 2.00 seconds = 661.82 MB/sec
>  Timing buffered disk reads: 66 MB in 3.03 seconds = 21.78 MB/sec

2005 HP ZT3000 laptop with 1.5Ghz Pentium-M CPU and 2007 era 160G Seagate 
7200RPM HD (parallel ATA, I might add):

  Timing cached reads:   912 MB in  2.00 seconds = 455.63 MB/sec
  Timing buffered disk reads:  122 MB in  3.01 seconds =  40.50 MB/sec

I'm surprised the disc speed on the eeePC isn't faster since its flash RAM not 
a spindle.  Your memory seems to be faster than mine which is interesting.

I think the original question of whether swapping would have more of an impact 
on a SSD drive vs a fast HD remains open..
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