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Windows 7: What's your hard drive assessment speed?

06 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

western digital caviar black 1tb (wd1001fals-00j7b0)

(i don't know how much a difference running apps make when doing a disk performance test, but obviously, my browser is open and i'm also watching the gmac bowl via media center)



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06 Jan 2010   #12

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Western Digital Green 1.5 TB with 3 platters:


E:\>winsat disk
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:09.27
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:11.38
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:04.11
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:07.02
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:05.61
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:07.97
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.08
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.03
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 95.02 MB/s 6.5
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 1.45 MB/s 3.9
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 2.73 ms/IO 6.5
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 9.37 units 7.3
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 10.54 units 7.3
> Responsiveness: Overall 98.83 units 6.8
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 110.10 MB/s 6.7
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 4.948 ms 6.0
> Latency: 95th Percentile 9.694 ms 5.8
> Latency: Maximum 180.594 ms 7.4
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 4.862 ms 6.0
> Total Run Time 00:01:46.97

E:\>
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07 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Unimpressed

I am seriously considering going SSD

75.68 MB/s is not what I would expect from a Raptor.
Especially as Jobs has 116.83 MB/s from his Spinpoint F3 (I have the same drive for storage)

I have kept the noisy Raptor as my boot drive for it's 10,000RPM thinking the read speed would be higher but clearly I was mistaken.
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07 Jan 2010   #14
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Code:
C:\Windows\system32>winsat disk
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:13.93
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:17.67
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:27.99
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:14.44
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:09.91
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:15.98
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.05
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.03
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   48.85 MB/s          5.3
> Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       1.04 MB/s          3.1
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate              5.83 ms/IO          5.1
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs                  14.40 units          6.2
> Responsiveness: Long IOs                     17.76 units          6.6
> Responsiveness: Overall                      255.71 units          6.2
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor                0.0
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Write                  52.93 MB/s          5.4
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes     10.078 ms          4.5
> Latency: 95th Percentile                     59.220 ms          1.9
> Latency: Maximum                             284.136 ms          7.1
> Average Read Time with Random Writes         19.330 ms          2.5
> Total Run Time 00:02:41.45
Ordinary laptop 160gb.
In device manager it says: Hitachi HTS543216L9A300 ATA Device.
No idea if thats good or bad.
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07 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nokternol View Post
I am seriously considering going SSD

75.68 MB/s is not what I would expect from a Raptor.
Especially as Jobs has 116.83 MB/s from his Spinpoint F3 (I have the same drive for storage)

I have kept the noisy Raptor as my boot drive for it's 10,000RPM thinking the read speed would be higher but clearly I was mistaken.
SSD is the one single upgrade Ive done in a very,very long time that I can honestly say was worth the investment.
The overgain performance gain is immediatley apparent.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #16

 

Here's mine on a Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB

Code:
C:\Windows\system32>winsat disk
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:09.38
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:12.76
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:31.25
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:11.14
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:06.43
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:10.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.14
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.05
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   61.14 MB/s          5.7
> Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       1.36 MB/s          3.7
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate              5.78 ms/IO          5.1
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs                  14.72 units          6.1
> Responsiveness: Long IOs                     24.71 units          4.6
> Responsiveness: Overall                      363.59 units          4.7
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor                0.1
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Write                  55.55 MB/s          5.5
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes     5.848 ms          5.7
> Latency: 95th Percentile                     11.705 ms          5.5
> Latency: Maximum                             265.756 ms          7.1
> Average Read Time with Random Writes         5.954 ms          5.7
> Total Run Time 00:02:22.41
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07 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit RTM
 
 

OCZ Vertex Turbo 60GB SSD. just got it yesterday and did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64. i previously had a Raptor 150GB. not sure if i'm crazy but i don't feel like there's a HUGE difference with the boot times. Photoshop opens up in a blink though!

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
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C:\Users\meanhoe>winsat disk
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:03.17
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:00.42
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:02.17
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:07.03
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:01.53
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:01.47
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.11
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.22
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   234.17 MB/s          7.4
> Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       122.33 MB/s          7.3
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate              1.84 ms/IO          7.2
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs                  9.61 units          7.2
> Responsiveness: Long IOs                     11.93 units          7.2
> Responsiveness: Overall                      114.63 units          6.7
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor                0.0
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Write                  111.99 MB/s          6.8
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes     1.666 ms          7.2
> Latency: 95th Percentile                     9.152 ms          5.8
> Latency: Maximum                             11.544 ms          7.9
> Average Read Time with Random Writes         1.566 ms          6.9
> Total Run Time 00:01:17.70

C:\Users\meanhoe>
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meanhoe View Post
OCZ Vertex Turbo 60GB SSD. just got it yesterday and did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64. i previously had a Raptor 150GB. not sure if i'm crazy but i don't feel like there's a HUGE difference with the boot times. Photoshop opens up in a blink though!
The boot times going from my Western Digital Caviar Black to my 80GB Intel SSD wasn't a huge difference either. Maybe 5 seconds or so. But like you said, it's everything else which is so fast. Virus scans, opening applications, searching the hard drive, loading games, etc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
SSD is the one single upgrade Ive done in a very,very long time that I can honestly say was worth the investment.
The overgain performance gain is immediatley apparent.
That 30GB Vertex is probably the fastest drive to have been posted yet. My question is simple. How do you store games with a 30GB Boot disk.
Does the seeking to a second drive not slow the performance over having the game files stored on the SSD..

Although considering that my second drive (Spinpoint F3 1TB) seems to outperform my Raptor I am not sure it matters.

I did remember last night that during my re-install nightmare I had a week or so ago I switched the settings for my HDD from AHCI to IDE and back a few times and I think it ended up on IDE (will need to change that back and re-test).

Can't really warrant the 350 it would be for a 160GB SSD as it is the same as I just spent on an HD5870.

Any suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have 2 other spinning drives, a WD640 and a 1TB WD black.

the 640 being the faster of the 2 is where i install games too and Documents folder
the 1TB holds pics,videos,music


But it doesnt seem to really hurt anything in regards to performance compared to when all was on HD's
Sure, a game may load faster on a SSD, but the system overall feels faster and more responsive set up like this oddly, even though some things are on spinning drives.

Such as, when you open the Game browser, its instant and lists all games. Where as the 1st time I would open it after reboot with a spinning drive, there was a couple second delay to list my games.
launching the actual game seems faster as well, although the actual load times are about the same and didn't benefit much. perhaps a little as theres no activity on that drive other than the games themselves.
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