Monthly Archives: February 2011

Disk speed VPS, how fast?

dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync

The number one bottle neck for a VPS is Disk I/O. The easy way to find out the quality of your VPS’s disc I/O is by issuing the above command which will copy a 32mb file, outputting the time taken and average transfer speed…