Testing on old hardware is flawed
Posted Aug 26, 2004 21:22 UTC (Thu) by hensema
In reply to: Testing on old hardware is flawed
Parent article: Looking at reiser4
No, on old machines the disk is actually relatively fast. In absolute figures the disk is slow, maybe 10 MB/sec or slightly less. But current processors are more than 10-20 times faster while disks are only 4-5 times faster. And that's measured by throughput. Seeks are barely any faster than 4 years ago (they are mostly limited by the rotational speed of the platters).
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