Subject: Re: Help with picking out a system
To: None <>
From: Rich Murphey <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/08/1994 00:16:02
:From: (Jeff Kreska)
:	I have a Barracuda ST12550.  I have a BT445 VLB controller.  I
:benchmarked the drive under DOS using two programs.  The first one I used was
:from Core Technologies core v2.92, and the second was Checkit ver 3.0.
:Core	6.5meg/s
:Checkit	1.2meg/s
:I have been told that checkit reports a more resanoable transfer rate than
:other benchmark programs.
:If you have some benchmark program that runs under NetBSD I would be glad to
:bench it and let you know how well it performs.

I'm told that 'bonnie' is better at benchmarking but all I've used is
'iozone'.  With 1K frags/8K blocks I get:

Seagate ST42100 2.0Mb/sec
Fujitsu M2266SA 1.2Mb/sec

Since the baracuda spins at least twice as fast I'd have thought it
would be possible to get close to 4Mb/sec iozone benchmarks on one.

--  Rich