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Windows 7: Speed. I am speed.

02 Dec 2010   #1
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 
Speed. I am speed.

Hi,

My PC at work is a phenomenal beast of a rig. These are the specs:

Windows 7 x64 Pro
HP Z800 Workstation
Dual Intel Xeon X5550 Quad Core Processors @ 2.67GHz
Elpida 24GB Triple Channel DDR3 RAM @ 665Mhz (9-9-9-24)
Nvidia Quadros FX4500 512MB
HP branded Motherboard Intel 5520

The real grunt behind this is the hard disks. For the primary data processing and storage areas I have 4 x 500GB Samsung 15,000rpm SAS drives in a RAID0 configuration.

I recently did some tests using a rudimentary DOS batch file I wrote. It creates files of various sizes, and then copies them to the same drive and times how long the copy takes. The output is echo'ed to the display, and I copied the results to Excel, and created the attached charts to get a better picture of how fast these disks are.

What do you think? Have you seen anything faster than this for mechanical disks? What sort of disks and configuration were they?

I've attached the .BAT file, as well as the TIMETHIS.EXE file if anyone is interested in using them to measure their disk speed.

Regards,
Golden




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02 Dec 2010   #2
jaypels

7 all the way!
 
 

drool worthy.. im so jealous right now..
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02 Dec 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

can you go backwards in time?

...and does anything shrink, relativistically?
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02 Dec 2010   #4
Purkinje

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This isn't strictly related, but what do you use that beast for?
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02 Dec 2010   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Solitaire or Go Fish!
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02 Dec 2010   #6
Purkinje

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Solitaire or Go Fish!
Now with DirectX 11!
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02 Dec 2010   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hehe!

The PC gets used for geostatistical estimation and simulation - lots of really large files and high IO activity.
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02 Dec 2010   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hehe!

The PC gets used for geostatistical estimation and simulation - lots of really large files and high IO activity.
Can you dial that thing in for earth movement?
Maybe Earthquakes or shifts in vaults?
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02 Dec 2010   #9
Purkinje

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hehe!

The PC gets used for geostatistical estimation and simulation - lots of really large files and high IO activity.
Interesting! I would like to see how the transfer speeds vary between 15,000 RPM HDDs and PCIe-connected SSDs for the larger file size.
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02 Dec 2010   #10
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

It would be nice to see one of those sims
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