Performance Tuning EXT4 in Ubuntu for an HDD

iozone_baselineDisk I/O performance is one of the most common performance bottlenecks, particularly on midrange and/or slightly older hardware running traditional platter-based hard disk drives. Ubuntu 12.04 and up is generally very good for getting maximum performance out of this type of hardware out of the box but there are a couple of tricks and tweaks which can yield substantial performance gains if implemented. EXT4 Tuning The first step is to make a couple of adjustments to any EXT4 partitions. To begin with, run the following command on each partition (XY replaced by partition identifier such as /dev/sda1): sudo tune2fs -o … Continue reading Performance Tuning EXT4 in Ubuntu for an HDD