Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 17:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Benchmarks Here is the continuation of a series of comparison tests that is without doubt bound to cause a huge amount of controversy: Workstation Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux There are performance wins and losses on both sides of the fence, but Ubuntu compares very well with Windows 7, and no doubt these tests indicate a much closer performance comparison than most people would have expected.
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jrash
Member since:
2008-10-28

I'm talking about sata/pata bandwidth, USB2 tops out at 480Mbps so its not really going to max out your internal drive to the point where your system becomes unresponsive.

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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

I'm talking about sata/pata bandwidth, USB2 tops out at 480Mbps so its not really going to max out your internal drive to the point where your system becomes unresponsive.


I see.
So what about the script to create those 1000 files? It writes on the HD, no USB involved:

for ((c=1;c<=3000;c++))
do
dd if=/dev/zero of=test$c.bin bs=1000000 count=1
done


Or copying all those files to another folder on the same HD?

I can still watch a HD movie with some framerate loss at times (but no audio skips, and non HD movies play just fine), and everything stays responsive.

Anything else I can do to try bringing my desktop to a crawl? I only have one IDE hard drive, so I can't test copying between two of them.

Edited 2010-08-05 16:16 UTC

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jrash Member since:
2008-10-28

What do you want me to say? I have no idea how your system is setup, all I know is on my systems I notice GUI sluggishness caused by heavy disk IO under Linux, and that this is a known issue with Linux's server centric IO scheduling.

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