Linux server administration/iotop

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top-like I/O monitor for Disks and I/O devices.[1]

Activities[edit]

  • Execute iotop and review disk activity in your computer
  • Measure your hard disk read performance using hdparm command.[2]
sudo hdparm -t /dev/sdc9
/dev/sda2:
 Timing buffered disk reads: 1498 MB in  3.00 seconds = 499.29 MB/sec

See also[edit]

  • http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man8/iotop.8.html
  • https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/108838/how-can-i-benchmark-my-hdd