I would like to get some benchmarks on my new IB system before I make any changes. A lot of people use the Phoronix Test Suite. I downloaded the latest LIVE edition 2010 dot something? Burned that to dvd. I think it is 1.4 Gb. Didn't work the first time. Had to change a bios setting from ide to ahci. Now it loads, but I tried running 3 tests and each stays at 0% complete. It seems the app wants to connect to the internet on each test even though I unchecked that option. There may have been a problem with internet connectivity that needed to be configured, don't remember. Maybe I should try running it with the modem off.
I haven't spent much time on this. Has anyone run it sucessfully?