Linux I/O Scheduler Comparison On The Linux 3.4 Desktop
Phoronix: Linux I/O Scheduler Comparison On The Linux 3.4 Desktop
At the request of Phoronix readers, and that the default I/O scheduler may change, here's a comparison of the CFQ, Deadline, and Noop schedulers on three systems and covering both rotating media (HDD) and solid-state storage (SSDs).
What about responsiveness?
For years I've had problems using the desktop while a intensive IO operation is running. Even when simply transferring file to pendrive.