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Windows 7: Show us your hard drive performance

05 Dec 2009   #391
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

zrtom, you may be right. Although I read on the OCZ forum at times, I had not seen that one yet. Thanks for the link. But those guys make a science out of it. The problem is always the write speed, but with the Vertex FM level 1.4, it should get better (at least in Win7 that supports Trim). I am just in the process of upgrading my Vertex. It was still at the stone age level 1199.


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06 Dec 2009   #392
Colorancher

Win 7
 
 
RAID 5 Performance

Here is my RAID 5 performance. I use 4-500 GB Seagate drives. I know the write won't be as high but my biggest use is reading large game maps. I paid about $250 for all of the drives but I am getting performance comparable the the SSDs. Just think how much it would cost for 1.5 TeraBytes of SSD!


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06 Dec 2009   #393
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I paid about $250 for all of the drives but I am getting performance comparable the the SSDs. Just think how much it would cost for 1.5 TeraBytes of SSD!
True, but your access time is several hundred times slower than an SSD (compare 13.3 ms to 0.004 ms ). This setup is nice for large amounts of data, but not for installing an OS.
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06 Dec 2009   #394
Colorancher

Win 7
 
 

Yeah, WHS I really wanted to set up with SSB. I think the price is still market based rather than commodity. Apple still controls prices. The worst part is keeeping these magnetic drives cool. And the Intel RAID implementation is not great. I have to rebuild every time there is a glitch in Win 7, which is pretty often. And that takes all day.
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06 Dec 2009   #395
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Colorancher, it only shows that we are not yet living in the perfect Geek world - and will we ever? As technology advances, so do our expectations. And they always seem to be ahead of the curve.
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07 Dec 2009   #396
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colorancher View Post
Here is my RAID 5 performance. I use 4-500 GB Seagate drives. I know the write won't be as high but my biggest use is reading large game maps. I paid about $250 for all of the drives but I am getting performance comparable the the SSDs. Just think how much it would cost for 1.5 TeraBytes of SSD!

When building this machine only large terabyte drives were readilly available. They were over $300 a piece good ones! I wanted to try a RAID boot drive. OCZ 30GB Vertex SSD's were $110 a piece. Do the math. Set up an 80GB boot drive. I put 3 into RAID 0 and 1 standalone for pagefile/temp internet files. They are quiet as well! 80GB Boot drive $330, 30GB pagefile drive $110, equals
475 write/625 read speeds for $330.
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14 Dec 2009   #397
kicker40

Windows 7 Ultra 64-Bit
 
 
Some new hardware.

System
Intel Core i7-870
ASUS P7P55D-E Premium
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 295
Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB)DDR3 2000
AuzenTech X-Fi Forte 7.1
4xOCZ Vertex Series SSD 60 GB in Raid 0
Seagate Barracuda XT SATA 6Gb/s 2TB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
HP CD/DVD Burner Model: dvd1140
ZEROtherm CORE92 Socket 1156/1366 HDT Cooler
Power Supply Seventeam ST-750ZAF 750W
Computer Case COOLER MASTER HAF 932


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14 Dec 2009   #398
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Unbelievable. What does one do with all that performance. And I thought I am doing well with one SSD.
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17 Dec 2009   #399
SMOKKINU

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 with 4 OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD's in RAID0

Here are my before and after results... pretty nice!


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AFTER


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19 Dec 2009   #400
Yanta

 
WD5000AADS 32mb SATA II

Here's mine.. Not as good as I would have hoped, for a SATA II drive.

What worries me though is the "Standard" as shown on the info tab. It says active standard is ATA/100.. Say what?? Is this correct?

Do I have my drive set up wrong? Or my bios?

Drive is connected to GA-EX58-UD3R mobo.

thanks


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