[time-nuts] EZGPIB writing to a file - disk thrashing

David C. Partridge david.partridge at perdrix.co.uk
Mon May 17 07:35:29 UTC 2010

1) In the scale of things 1 write/second is not thrashing.  100/sec might be classified that way.

2) The C run-time with buffer the data anyway.

So don't worry.


-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Jerome Peters
Sent: 17 May 2010 07:51
To: 'time-nuts at febo.com'
Subject: [time-nuts] EZGPIB writing to a file - disk thrashing

When using the Prologic USB-to-GPIB adapter and the EZGPIB (Ulrich Bangert) software to log results of HP5334A to a file
- do you worry about thrashing your hard drive?
If for example you are taking one measurement per second, then does it make sense to try to queue-up 60+ measurements
before writing to a file?
Or does the software/OS (Win7 in my case) take care of that?


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