Continuous disk benchmark software

Posted on 2011-05-10
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I'm evaluating a backup solution that backs up machine while they're running. to test it I'm going to run a continuous disk benchmark and see how it affects performance. Can anyone suggest a piece of free software that will do this and give continuous output so I can see exactly how it's been affected by the backup?
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Paul MacDonald earned 100 total points
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You don't mention what operating system you're on, but if it's Windows then Performance Monitor is a good candidate.  Just do a baseline benchmark first.

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I'm testing Windows XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008. I was looking for something that would perform disk and CPU intensive tasks so I can see how the performance is affected when the machines are under load.
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by:Gerald Connolly
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So Load Test/Benchmarking software.

For disk try  IOmeter it has a nice speedometer screen that shows what load it is generating.

also have a look at this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Load_testing

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