Benchmark your hard disk in Ubuntu

If you want to compare your hard disk speeds in Ubuntu 11.10, you can do this in three easy steps:

  1. Start the programme ‘Disk Utility’.
  2. Select the desired hard disk you want to test and hit ‘benchmark’.
  3. Compare the results. Here I’m comparing an old conventional hard disk drive to my new SSD drive. As expected, you notice a huge difference in speed.