I got to a point where I think version 3.0 of the IECHost GUI client is ready for being published, so I started doing some testing.
I am seeing significant differences in read times for sector-by-sector dumping under Windows and Linux. As example, for a BAM-based read of one of my test disks, under Windows 10 the operation took roughly 13 seconds:
Under Ubuntu 16 it took half the time:
It took even less on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B:
I shall investigate and try to find out the root cause of the significant difference between Windows and Linux.