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Windows 7: Show us your hard drive performance


14 Jan 2012   #641

Windows XP
 
 

Here's my Raid 0 array .




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14 Jan 2012   #642

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

What you have in RAID ?
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15 Jan 2012   #643

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Is there any way to boost my performance and speed up my access time?
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15 Jan 2012   #644
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jloc View Post
Is there any way to boost my performance and speed up my access time?
An SSD will do that dramatically.
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15 Jan 2012   #645

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jloc View Post
Is there any way to boost my performance and speed up my access time?
Best performance upgrade you can do is a SSD.
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17 Jan 2012   #646

 
 

Here is my WD Scorpio Black 3200EKT that I have in my Laptop.

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04 Feb 2012   #647

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After finally realizing one of my data drives was acting goofy for some time, I redid my system with new data drives and a new motherboard keeping my i7-970 CPU and memory sticks. So I set up a RAID 0 with two Hitachi drives for my data, and still have my good WD C: drive. Here's how they do their thing:

Bye.

PS. The ancient HD Tune 2.55 doesn't know about 4 TB virtual drives.


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04 Feb 2012   #648
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not bad for spinners. Nice for the data (if you move big chunks). But for the OS, I would go with an SSD. The access time on a spinner is just too slow.
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06 Feb 2012   #649

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When a 500GB SSD of good performance sells for $250, I will give it serious consideration. I've put small SSDs in my laptop and notebook with good results. I have a HTPC with a Z68 chip-set that supports using a small SSD as a smart cache for the HDD, which gives a bit of a boost, and SSDs are still too expensive for my desktop machine in my opinion. I say that as someone who once had their employer pay $1500 for a full-size 5.25" 80 MB HDD. That's MB, not GB. Yes, I'm that old.

Bye.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Not bad for spinners. Nice for the data (if you move big chunks). But for the OS, I would go with an SSD. The access time on a spinner is just too slow.
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06 Feb 2012   #650
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Doodle View Post
When a 500GB SSD of good performance sells for $250, I will give it serious consideration. I've put small SSDs in my laptop and notebook with good results. I have a HTPC with a Z68 chip-set that supports using a small SSD as a smart cache for the HDD, which gives a bit of a boost, and SSDs are still too expensive for my desktop machine in my opinion. I say that as someone who once had their employer pay $1500 for a full-size 5.25" 80 MB HDD. That's MB, not GB. Yes, I'm that old.

Bye.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Not bad for spinners. Nice for the data (if you move big chunks). But for the OS, I would go with an SSD. The access time on a spinner is just too slow.
I don't know what you are trying to do. On desktops, a 60GB SSD is ample for the OS.

None of my SSDs have more than 30GBs used for the OS. But, of course, I moved the user data to the HDDs. But on the SSDs I have the total system (less the hiberfile) all programs (and I have about 50 extra programs - but no games) and the pagefile I reduce to 2GBs.

Using an SSD as a HDD cache seems to be a waste for me.

On my laptops I use 80 and 90GB SSDs plus a big 32GB stick for the overflow data. Works fine too.
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