How to measure the speed of SATA devices from the command line on Linux

Posted by linuxaria on Apr 3, 2013 10:29 PM EDT
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Serial ATA (SATA) is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives. Serial ATA replaces the older AT Attachment standard (ATA; later referred to as Parallel ATA or PATA), offering several advantages over the older interface: reduced cable size and cost (seven conductors instead of 40), native hot swapping, faster data transfer through higher signalling rates, and more efficient transfer through an (optional) I/O queuing protocol.

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SATA 3 disk being driven at 3Gbps rather than 6. Bob_Robertson 9 1,156 Apr 8, 2013 4:53 PM

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