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Windows 7: Show us your hard drive performance

30 Jul 2009   #261
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dogz View Post
Okay, Thats cool because I didn't know that!
FYI: If you don't have any already and you buy an OEM SATA drive the cable will probably not be included. So you will need to pickup a SATA cable for each OEM SATA drive. Otherwise, the performance boost going from PATA/IDE to SATA II is your biggest bang for the buck option performance wise at this point, IMO.

Edit: Screws too - pirate them from old computer....

Go SATA II young man!



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30 Jul 2009   #262
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

The mother board came with SATA cables.
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30 Jul 2009   #263
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dogz View Post
The mother board came with SATA cables.


Edit: For your OS boot drive many say to NOT use the "green" power saving drives. Get a performance drive. Lots of review out there.
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30 Jul 2009   #264
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Sounds good. any way who wants a slow drive. I ran the test again with most background programs closed went much better.
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30 Jul 2009   #265
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

For $80-some, the Western Digital Black 1TB drive is a steal. If you want cheaper, go with a Western Digital Blue series, but don't use the Green series as other pointed out. Seagate is also a good choice, but I'd avoid other brands.
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30 Jul 2009   #266
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Thanks
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30 Jul 2009   #267
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
For $80-some, the Western Digital Black 1TB drive is a steal. If you want cheaper, go with a Western Digital Blue series, but don't use the Green series as other pointed out. Seagate is also a good choice, but I'd avoid other brands.
I was going to let him shop around then ask.

But yes, the WD Caviar Black series has good reviews. Personally I am waiting on the 2 platter 640GB WD6401AALS model to go on sale at a good price.
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30 Jul 2009   #268
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've got a 1TB WD Caviar Black and am very happy with it's performance. I too was interested in the 2 platter 640...but the price difference between the 2 wasn't much at all. I'm getting just over 90MB/s in HDTune with this drive and I don't find it to be particularly noisy. It is a bit warmer than my previous Seagate drive...but with a single hard drive in my rather large case and great airflow...heat really isn't much of a concern.
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04 Aug 2009   #269
pilliboy12

7 Ultimate 64/XP 32bit/XP 64bit/Google OS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
How long does it take your computers to boot up?
2 or 3 min
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08 Aug 2009   #270
M YANCEY

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Hi guys I am new to your forum I like it so far lot's of good info I am running 6 pc in my house on W7 RC it is a lot better than vista IMO. This rig is running W7 RC 64BIT I would like to change to W7RTM If I could fine a good download for it. Ok guys here is some benchmarks on W7 RC with raid 0 set-up with OCZ vertex SSD 120gb in raid0 on a AMD platform and it is very fast boot time 22sec
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