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Windows 7: Show us your hard drive performance

15 Jul 2009   #241

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloke View Post
dont worry about your min speeds, that is simply the hdd being accessed by the o/s. you need to look at the average min speeds, in your case it is around 35-40mbps. you cant help the fluctuant droops unless you boot from another physical drive then test the other drive not in use in hd tune.

even if you disable most background services, disable pagefile and what ever else, you will still get droops from the o/s access.
ok thanks ... then I won't worry about that

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16 Jul 2009   #242

Windows 7 X64 Build 7201

Got my OCZ Agility series SSD for my lappy today and i'm very pleased. It's not going to match up to the Intel x-25 but for the price i'm well chuffed

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17 Jul 2009   #243

Windows 7 Professional x64

Very nice nDrg. Welcome to the SSD world.
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19 Jul 2009   #244

Windows 7 (x64)

These are mine. (for now!)

1.) Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST3500418AS

2.)Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB WD6401AALS

3.)Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST3500320AS
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21 Jul 2009   #245

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

HI guys, here is what I got on my desktop computer with Win7 64 bit. Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache.

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26 Jul 2009   #246

Windows 7 Professional x64
SSD seems to be getting faster!

It's strange, I've been using this SSD for a few weeks and I have installed new firmware and used a "performance restore utility" HDTune shows it getting faster. My last average was 212Mb/s - Now it's 222.2Mb/s Show us your hard drive performance-hdlove.png

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26 Jul 2009   #247

Windows 7 x64 RTM

I thought I was on to something when I found this thread but now it seems that I'm not. My HD Tune results are attached for reference. Now here's my issue:

When I/O is happening to my RAID 5 array (2TB), The system is extremely sluggish. As soon as I stop I/O, the system works great! It doesn't have to be aggressive HDD usage to cause the issue (even a verify of the array causes it to happen). A snapshot of Storage Manager is attached.

I thought I was on to something as I am using three Seagate ST31000S40AS drives for my array and I am using the same controller ICH10R on a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R mobo.

I have also attached a snapshot of results from Passmark's PerformanceTest. I am VERY DISTURBED by the sequential Write speed and the Random Seek + RW results of that test. Any thoughts?

Complete Specs:
CPU: i7-920
Memory: 6GB PC308500 (running triple channel) OCZ
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3600
PSU: 750 Watt
OS: Windows 7 Build 7100
- I can download this from Technet if someone thinks the build is newer but I am pretty sure it is the same one that I have installed. en_windows_7_ultimate_rc_x64_dvd_347803.iso

I have reinstalled Windows 7 and have had the issue each time. Drivers / BIOS / Firmware are all the newest I can find for all devices. (Except the NIC driver that Windows Update wants to install that causes the NIC to stop working).

My apologies if it seems I'm trying to hijack this thread but it's the only place I have seen anything remotely close to my issue.

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28 Jul 2009   #248

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

I got this think it could have done better.

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28 Jul 2009   #249
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dogz View Post
I got this think it could have done better.
I won't speculate what is going on with your drive but it is an older model.

Here are the specs for it though: Legacy Product Specifications : WD300BB

The results you posted do not agree.

If I were you I would backup any important personal information on that drive for safekeeping ASAP.

I would also suggest reseating all the cable connections and trying the test again.
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28 Jul 2009   #250

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


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