DigitalOcean Block Storage Speed and Benchmarks

By September 15, 2016digitalocean, Linux

Here are some simple stats from the new block storage available over at DigitalOcean.  Tested on a 1gb droplet.

hdparm -t /dev/sda Reads

Timing buffered disk reads: 536 MB in  3.01 seconds = 178.15 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 586 MB in  3.01 seconds = 194.63 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 574 MB in  3.00 seconds = 191.32 MB/sec

hdparm -T /dev/sda Cached Reads

Timing cached reads:   15090 MB in  2.00 seconds = 7551.96 MB/sec

Timing cached reads:   15056 MB in  2.00 seconds = 7535.53 MB/sec

Timing cached reads:   14810 MB in  2.00 seconds = 7411.46 MB/sec

time sh -c "dd if=/dev/sda of=ddfile bs=8k count=1000000 && sync"; rm ddfile Writes

8192000000 bytes (8.2 GB) copied, 49.4442 s, 166 MB/s

real 0m49.523s

user 0m0.348s

sys 0m12.384s

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Saquib Rizwan
3 years ago

DigitalOcean has really made it convenient by providing features like block storage and managed hosting. You can now easily scale up your DigitalOcean server by adding block storage to it in just one click using Cloudways Managed Hosting provider for DigitalOcean.