I am interested in relating the position of a file on disk and the I/O R/W performance characteristics associated with this position.
I have been able to find two benchmarks, but they are both for Windows (see images below). I would be interested in finding similar benchmarks for Linux with a view to running them on my own machines.
I would also be interested in knowing how one can find out the position of a given file (CHS - Cylinder, Head, Sector) on disk. I found this thread (and links within) interesting, but didn't tell me what I want to know.
Images from Windows benchmarks.