Entware: which USB stick performs well?

XIII

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kvic

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"SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive" was my old Entware disk. Back then CPU shot up to 100% when doing large file copy into the disk. LoL

"SanDisk Ultra Flair 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive" is my current Entware disk though it's already a few years old..

Both test results are available in the iozone-db.txt.

I hope to maintain a db for flash drive, and a separate one for Micro SD (and perhaps SD). Have fun and send in your test results!
 

skeal

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skeal

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The results in the ssh session to install:
Code:
wget -qO- https://gitlab.com/kvic/
Entware-Goodies/raw/master/iozone-v3.482-armv7.tar.gz | tar xf - -C /jffs/bin
tar: can't change directory to '/jffs/bin': No such file or directory
 

XIII

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/jffs/bin is not a default folder. If you create it first it might work...

Code:
mkdir /jffs/bin
 

skeal

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/jffs/bin is not a default folder. If you create it first it might work...

Code:
mkdir /jffs/bin
Tried that in winscp nope it runs the install and /jffs/bin is populated with one file. If I run the command to test, it complains that the directory doesn't exist.
 

skeal

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/jffs/bin is not a default folder. If you create it first it might work...

Code:
mkdir /jffs/bin
I'm wondering if I have enough of Entware to do this. I only have the Entware install from AMTM.
 

john9527

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Tried that in winscp nope it runs the install and /jffs/bin is populated with one file. If I run the command to test, it complains that the directory doesn't exist.
did you run with full path in the command? /jffs/bin/iozone ....
 

skeal

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skeal

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I have two usb sticks on my router. Is this script testing both at once or....?
 

john9527

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I have two usb sticks on my router. Is this script testing both at once or....?
It tests whichever stick is associated with the active directory....

cd /xxxx
to a directory on the stick you want to test
 

skeal

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kvic

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@skeal

upload your make of sticks and test results here :D
 

skeal

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sfx2000

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I hope to maintain a db for flash drive, and a separate one for Micro SD (and perhaps SD). Have fun and send in your test results!
Here's a sample - note this is an SD Card (actually MicroSD card) so the interface speed is limited by the host (RPi3B+)

Code:
git clone https://github.com/pantheon-systems/iozone.git

SanDisk Extreme 32GB MicroSD card

On Raspberry Pi3-B+ on a whim...

SW Rev => 4.14.61-v7+ #1132 SMP Tue Aug 7 15:36:25 BST 2018
FW Rev => Jul 26 2018 13:23:58

./iozone -e -I -a -s 20M -r 4k -r 16k -r 512k -r 1024k -r 16384k -i 0 -i 1 -i 2
                                                            random  random
              KB  reclen   write rewrite    read    reread    read   write
           20480       4    2765    2418     9058     8636    7757    4331                                                        
           20480      16    7806    4664    15946    15867   15141    9175                                                        
           20480     512   18829   19939    22837    22868   23053   13797                                                        
           20480    1024   20103   10093    22849    22829   22819   19861                                                        
           20480   16384   19120   19266    23044    23049   23049   20564
 
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kvic

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Here's a sample - note this is an SD Card (actually MicroSD card) so the interface speed is limited by the host (RPi3B+)
Cool and good to know about this card :)

is yours pre-A1 or comes with A1 moniker?
I have a SanDisk Ultra 16GB MicroSD card /w A1 moniker on order.
If I had tripled my pay, I could have ordered your version.

I added sfx2000's card to iozone-db.txt on kazoo.ga blog.

Since my last presence on this thread, @Protik also submitted a stick used for Entware partition. So far the best deal in the list I've to say! @XIII paid triple the price with less performance for application use...lol
 

sfx2000

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Cool and good to know about this card :)

is yours pre-A1 or comes with A1 moniker?
I have a SanDisk Ultra 16GB MicroSD card /w A1 moniker on order.
If I had tripled my pay, I could have ordered your version.
It's an older card I did on a bulk buy back in 2016... it's UHS-1, no A1 moniker....

Nice because it does support TRIM
 
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kvic

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It's an older card I did on a bulk buy back in 2016... it's UHS-1, no A1 moniker....

Nice because it does support TRIM
Amazing they could stuff TRIM support in such a small package!

How to find out if a stick/card supports TRIM?
 

sfx2000

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How to find out if a stick/card supports TRIM?
Check the lsblk --discard return - DISC-GRAN (discard granularity) and DISC-MAX (discard max bytes) - non-zero values indicate trim support

Code:
[email protected]:~ $ lsblk --discard
NAME        DISC-ALN DISC-GRAN DISC-MAX DISC-ZERO
mmcblk0            0        4M     584M         0
├─mmcblk0p1        0        4M     584M         0
└─mmcblk0p2  2097152        4M     584M         0
 

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