How to monitor Disk I/O on Ubuntu

Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Operating Systems, Ubuntu | 0 comments

If you want to see if your hard disks are saturated with reading and writing, there is a built in command to Ubuntu to do so. If you can’t hear the plates spinning away while sitting right next to your computer, just use the command that followings and you’ll see the current write speed and read speed. Check the man page for more options.

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