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Do You Know The Costs Of Garbage?

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If you want to write scalable applications with a high throughput you need to take care of good data structure design to make your application scale. If you want to read for example 200 MB data from a file and process it you can finish it in 5 or 30s. To be on the 5s side it is educational to see how fast you actually can get. To measure the raw disc performance I do read the file into a pre allocated byte array. [Test]
public void ReadFile_Store_In_ByteArray()

    var sw = Stopwatch.StartNew();
    int read = 0;
    int numRead = 0;
    using (FileStream rStream = new FileStream(TestData, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read, FileShare.ReadWrite, 4096, FileOptions.SequentialScan))
        byte[] bytes = new byte[210 * 1024 * 1024];         while ((numRead = rStream.Read(bytes, read, 4096)) > 0)
            read += numRead;
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