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


09 Nov 2009   #1

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 
What's your hard drive assessment speed?

I'm curious to see what other people are getting for their WEI disk scores. I would like to see all types and combinations of drives to see how they differ in performance. If possible try to keep HDTach/HDTune/etc. scores to a minimum as there is another thread for that.

Some general questions for this thread (answered through benchmarks):
  • How does RAID affect random reads/writes and latency?
  • How much does NV Cache help?
  • What subtest shows the biggest difference between and SSD and HDD?
  • Can defragmenting a used HDD actually improve benchmark scores?
  • What's the difference between a used SSD with TRIM vs. non-TRIM?
Here's mine (Seagate Crockett 5400RPM):

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 00:00:15.05
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:14.90
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:41.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:13.90
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:14.38
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:26.32
> 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 00:00:00.06
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   54.79 MB/s          5.5
> Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       1.11 MB/s          3.2
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate              7.08 ms/IO          4.5
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs                  11.72 units          6.8
> Responsiveness: Long IOs                     33.56 units          1.9
> Responsiveness: Overall                      393.42 units          4.1
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor                1.0
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Write                  54.00 MB/s          5.5
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes     17.962 ms          2.8
> Latency: 95th Percentile                     102.751 ms          1.9
> Latency: Maximum                             229.118 ms          7.2
> Average Read Time with Random Writes         32.215 ms          1.9
> Total Run Time 00:03:07.33

Simple directions to run test:
  1. Press Windows key.
  2. Type "cmd" without quotes.
  3. Right click on the program that pops up and select "Run as administrator".
  4. Type "winsat disk" without quotes in the command prompt.
  5. After the test is done right click in the black area of the command prompt and choose "Select All"
  6. Press Enter to Copy.
  7. Ctrl+V to Paste here.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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09 Nov 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Here is mine. This is an 18 month old WD Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640 gig drive:


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WD Raptor 150GB

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 0'
> Run Time 00:00:07.91
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:08.36
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:04.91
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:09.67
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:05.27
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:09.83
> 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 00:00:00.03
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 75.68 MB/s 6.1
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 2.09 MB/s 4.2
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 2.95 ms/IO 6.4
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 10.26 units 7.1
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 11.45 units 7.3
> Responsiveness: Overall 117.55 units 6.7
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 111.50 MB/s 6.8
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 4.953 ms 6.0
> Latency: 95th Percentile 9.714 ms 5.8
> Latency: Maximum 416.439 ms 4.7
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 4.943 ms 6.0
> Total Run Time 00:01:47.33
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06 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

heres mine .. 30GB OCZ Vertex

Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:02.45
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:00.47
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:53.51
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:06.61
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:01.45
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:01.48
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.01
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 211.91 MB/s 7.3
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 107.35 MB/s 7.2
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 0.90 ms/IO 7.9
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 7.97 units 7.5
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 3.40 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 27.04 units 7.6
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 141.41 MB/s 7.1
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 1.374 ms 7.4
> Latency: 95th Percentile 3.666 ms 6.9
> Latency: Maximum 9.014 ms 7.9
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 1.461 ms 7.9
> Total Run Time 00:01:06.66
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is on my test box at work. Hard Drive is 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue, using Windows 7 64-bit with Microsoft drivers;

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 00:00:09.66
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:11.62
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:06.22
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:07.94
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:05.43
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:08.55
> 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 77.42 MB/s 6.1
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 1.41 MB/s 3.8
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 2.95 ms/IO 6.4
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 10.05 units 7.2
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 11.75 units 7.2
> Responsiveness: Overall 118.01 units 6.7
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 90.07 MB/s 6.4
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 5.277 ms 5.9
> Latency: 95th Percentile 10.055 ms 5.7
> Latency: Maximum 174.392 ms 7.4
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 5.495 ms 5.8
> Total Run Time 00:01:51.01
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #6

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Disk Assess

Drive #2 - WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U (279 GB)
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 00:00:07.91
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 1'
> Run Time 00:00:05.68
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:53.87
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:06.05
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:04.20
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:06.24
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 1 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.02
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 1 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.01
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 101.08 MB/s 6.6
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 2.96 MB/s 4.6
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 1.50 ms/IO 7.5
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 8.66 units 7.4
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 2.91 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 25.20 units 7.6
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 123.83 MB/s 6.9
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 5.218 ms 5.9
> Latency: 95th Percentile 12.793 ms 5.3
> Latency: Maximum 91.778 ms 7.7
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 6.380 ms 5.5
> Total Run Time 00:01:24.91
C:\Windows\system32>

If I am reading this correctly, the price I paid for this drive was wasted as far as performance is concerned.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here are the results from my work Dell Latitude E6400 notebook with 160GB hard drive.

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 00:00:11.51
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:12.15
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:17.69
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:12.18
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:09.05
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:12.25
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:01.22
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:01.08
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 72.00 MB/s 6.0
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 1.47 MB/s 3.9
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 4.47 ms/IO 5.6
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 11.73 units 6.8
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 13.11 units 7.1
> Responsiveness: Overall 153.72 units 6.6
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 70.74 MB/s 6.0
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 9.076 ms 4.7
> Latency: 95th Percentile 20.632 ms 4.5
> Latency: Maximum 122.629 ms 7.6
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 11.174 ms 4.2
> Total Run Time 00:02:21.12
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06 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Drive #2 - WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U (279 GB)


If I am reading this correctly, the price I paid for this drive was wasted as far as performance is concerned.
Single Raptor?

101MB/s is very good for a spinning drive, not to mention seek times and Avg I/O

Wont get much better unless you go Raid 0 or SSD
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06 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Brand new 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint. Very Happy with it so far.
Don't think these results are bad:

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 00:00:09.70
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:13.13
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:01:03.50
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:06.33
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:04.31
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:08.66
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.13
> 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 116.83 MB/s 6.9
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 1.29 MB/s 3.6
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 2.44 ms/IO 6.7
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 9.34 units 7.3
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 10.15 units 7.4
> Responsiveness: Overall 94.75 units 6.8
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 196.72 MB/s 7.3
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 4.134 ms 6.3
> Latency: 95th Percentile 17.919 ms 4.8
> Latency: Maximum 286.310 ms 7.0
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 7.028 ms 5.3
> Total Run Time 00:01:47.14
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Samsung F3 HD502HJ 500GB

> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 114.96 MB/s 6.8
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 1.61 MB/s 4.0
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 1.60 ms/IO 7.4
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 9.17 units 7.3
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 3.36 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 30.80 units 7.5
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 162.39 MB/s 7.1
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 5.551 ms 5.8
> Latency: 95th Percentile 27.380 ms 3.9
> Latency: Maximum 71.882 ms 7.8
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 9.322 ms 4.7
> Total Run Time 00:01:29.65
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