[ale] A little math
sean.mcnealy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 12:14:49 EST 2010
Testing to a file on my machine (no raid going on)
512000000 bytes (512 MB) copied, 81.1661 s, 6.3 MB/s
extrapolation: 1TB @ 6.3 MB/s is 44 hours. Wow, that is a long time.
I forget the relevant specs for this machine, but for comparison
copying that same 512MB file was:
512000000 bytes (512 MB) copied, 7.091 s, 72.2 MB/s
And... now I'm out of entropy!
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Scott Castaline <skotchman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Okay I've got a dumb question for you math types. How long should it
> take to fill a 1TB hdd with random data using
> "dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sd"? I've done some more searching and found
> some numbers and if I figured them right I'm looking at about 8 days. Is
> this accurate?
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