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

08 Jan 2010   #21
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7rc
 
 

OCZ Vertex 60gb raid0 ATI SB750 > Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 326.48 MB/s 7.8 > Disk Random 16.0 Read 134.21 MB/s 7.3 > Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 0.60 ms/IO 7.9 > Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 6.54 units 7.7 > Responsiveness: Long IOs 1.76 units 7.9 > Responsiveness: Overall 11.49 units 7.9 > Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0 > Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 291.02 MB/s 7.7 > Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 1.546 ms 7.3 > Latency: 95th Percentile 3.785 ms 6.8 > Latency: Maximum 11.761 ms 7.9 > Average Read Time with Random Writes 0.894 ms 7.9 > Total Run Time 00:01:06.35 SSD gets my vote as the best upgrade. The big numbers don't mean matter much to me-I use it as my system drive. The small read and write speeds and access time effect the feel that the system is so much more responsive. My primary reason for using raid0 is to aggregate the size. I have 50gb on the drive and the 10gb free space caused problems. OCZ is very good about firmware updates. I found with my ATI chipset and raid that trim didn't seem to work. My first install of RTM had a rapid performance drop. I reinstalled with their other firmware (providing garbage collection instead of trim) and six weeks later no drop.

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08 Jan 2010   #22
PMA

Win 7 Premium
 
 
SSD rocks

Intel SSD 80 Gb

> Run Time 00:00:00.01
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 214.22 MB/s 7.4
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 114.41 MB/s 7.2
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 1.44 ms/IO 7.6
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 11.61 units 6.8
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 3.34 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 38.76 units 7.3
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 84.16 MB/s 6.3
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 0.562 ms 7.9
> Latency: 95th Percentile 5.375 ms 6.5
> Latency: Maximum 280.715 ms 7.1
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 0.684 ms 7.9
> Total Run Time 00:01:14.12
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09 Jan 2010   #23

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another F3

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>winsat disk
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 1'
> Run Time 00:00:08.91
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 1'
> Run Time 00:00:13.83
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:05.97
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:05.84
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:04.22
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:10.11
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 1 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.11
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 1 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.06
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 117.83 MB/s 6.9
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 1.20 MB/s 3.4
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 2.61 ms/IO 6.6
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 11.27 units 6.9
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 14.37 units 7.0
> Responsiveness: Overall 162.00 units 6.6
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 167.49 MB/s 7.2
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 3.865 ms 6.4
> Latency: 95th Percentile 18.773 ms 4.7
> Latency: Maximum 38.665 ms 7.9
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 6.312 ms 5.6
> Total Run Time 00:01:50.99

C:\Windows\system32>
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12 Jan 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
AHCI Performance

I changed my registry to allow the AHCI controller to load and then changed it in the BIOS.

While this did not changed the speed it took my drive to complete the entire test it did reduce my latency.

Either that or just running it a second time without it hitting whatever caused the latency to be as high as in the first test. Looking into SSD's but after shelling out 350 on an HD5870 I'm not sure if I can warrant the expense.
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13 Jan 2010   #25

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

Here's my WD 80Gig drive .. p/n WD800JB .. it must be about 4/5 years old now ..

Quote:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Administrator>winsat disk
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:08.75
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:15.16
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:18.80
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:14.27
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:10.44
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:14.20
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.16
> 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 48.21 MB/s 5.3
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 1.13 MB/s 3.3
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 4.62 ms/IO 5.6
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 13.02 units 6.5
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 17.34 units 6.7
> Responsiveness: Overall 225.74 units 6.3
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 55.49 MB/s 5.5
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 12.558 ms 3.9
> Latency: 95th Percentile 25.459 ms 4.1
> Latency: Maximum 537.423 ms 2.8
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 8.020 ms 4.9
> Total Run Time 00:02:23.24

C:\Users\Administrator>
.. and I haven't got a clue what any of that means!
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14 Jan 2010   #26

 
 

Hitachi HTS723232L9A360 Roughly 2 years old. Give me some thoughts!

Dang, after comparing mine to others, it looks awful. However, everything I do is pretty dang fast on here?

Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Steven>winsat disk
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:17.74
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:15.13
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:19.44
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:14.65
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:07.75
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:14.48
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.06
> 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 66.83 MB/s 5.9
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 1.16 MB/s 3.3
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 4.80 ms/IO 5.5
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 12.61 units 6.6
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 18.15 units 6.6
> Responsiveness: Overall 228.75 units 6.3
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 67.11 MB/s 5.9
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 7.065 ms 5.3
> Latency: 95th Percentile 46.703 ms 1.9
> Latency: Maximum 235.897 ms 7.2
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 14.277 ms 3.5
> Total Run Time 00:02:30.96
C:\Users\Steven>
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26 Jul 2010   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

well im not sure but does this speed seem ok or could it be alot better?


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09 Sep 2010   #28

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Can this test only be run on C:? I have a RAID0 3x15K SAS drive that I would like to test.
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09 Sep 2010   #29

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Here's scores from this laptop.


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09 Sep 2010   #30

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I got a Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB drive just a few weeks ago. Gets a 5.9 for WEI. On a SATA 1 connection (Not version 2 or 3, ONE) In my Opinion get a drive that has the biggest buffer you can find. The one I got has 32 MB for its buffer. This buffer can make all the difference. If you cannot currently afford an SSD drive.

Code:
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:10.94
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:15.30
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:03.48
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:09.75
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:04.77
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:16.13
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.03
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.02
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   85.15 MB/s            6.3
> Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       1.12 MB/s             3.2
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate              3.64 ms/IO            5.9
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs                  13.02 units           6.5
> Responsiveness: Long IOs                     8.17 units            7.5
> Responsiveness: Overall                      106.43 units          6.8
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor                0.0
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Write                  75.57 MB/s            6.1
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes     5.745 ms              5.8
> Latency: 95th Percentile                     40.916 ms             1.9
> Latency: Maximum                             175.935 ms            7.4
> Average Read Time with Random Writes         22.658 ms             1.9
> Total Run Time 00:02:02.40
By the way. the NV Cache stuff is for Hybrid Hard Drives that was suppose to come around and be super successful when Vista was released. Never really happened.
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