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Old 12-19-2009, 11:11 AM
Stroller
 
Default dd - bytes at a time

On 19 Dec 2009, at 10:59, Neil Bothwick wrote:

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Incidentally, if you want to use dd, adding bs=4096 speeds it up quite
significantly.


Thank you. I have always wondered what the optimal bs might be.
And why - could you possibly explain that, please?

Is bs=4096 best for all disk-based operations?

Cheers,

Stroller.
 

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