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Windows 7: Show us your hard drive performance

30 May 2010   #471
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst View Post
Kingston V+ 128gb SSD

very strange comparisons

any suggestion on why the AS score is so low?
I get consistently low scores with the AS Tester, but with the other testers the same you have used my score are around the 230-250 mark. I tend to believe that the other one's can't all be wrong

Steve
Each benchmark program runs tests in a slightly different way.

AS SSD runs some of the tests to check performance of the NCQ, which is a SATA AHCI function, so those running in IDE mode will see a decrease in scores.
SATA AHCI and NCQ does have benefits for performance as well as the ability to use the Trim function.
The IDE or SATA driver is noted on the results page.

The scores are weighted for significance to OS performance.
Sequential read and write aren't as important as random read and to a lesser extent random write when it comes to the most useful attributes of SSDs when gauging actual real world OS performance.

Their formula for the scores:
Final score:
Seq write x 0.15
Seq read x 0.10
4k read x 2
4k write
4k-64thrd write
4k-64thrd read x 1.5
The sum equals the final score.

Read:
Seq read x 0.10
4k read
4k-64thrd read
The sum equals the read score

Write:
Seq write x 0.10
4k write
4k-64thrd write
The sum equals the write score

Each benchmark should be used to compare your SSD/HDD to what others get with the same SSD/HDD, or how your SSD/HDD compares to other brand/models.
In either case it's best to compare with the same benchmark program.

It might be better to post SSD performance benchmarks on the Show us your SSD performance thread.
This thread is generally for spinners


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30 May 2010   #472
kucing13

 

just arrived and i'm gonna do a check on mine too (wrong thread before )
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03 Jun 2010   #473
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
RAID 0 vs SSD benchmark results

As promised after upgrading to the new OCZ SSD, here's the benchmark comparisons between the old 2 x 750GB Samsung HDD HD753LJ SATA in RAID 0 vs 50 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD.

New updated results here.


Show us your hard drive performance-restart-raid.jpgShow us your hard drive performance-ssd-restart.png

Show us your hard drive performance-raid_wei.jpgShow us your hard drive performance-ssd_wei.jpg

Show us your hard drive performance-disk_mark.jpgShow us your hard drive performance-ssd_disk_mark.jpg

Show us your hard drive performance-perfres.jpg Show us your hard drive performance-ssd-perfres.jpg


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03 Jun 2010   #474
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Nice,
Hopefully you have latest FW for SSD. GC help maintain that SSD proper.

A guy at the OCZ forums uses a 6 drive SSD array, 800mb/s reads and
1400mb/s writes.
Were going to the moon alice.

Ian is his call sign
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03 Jun 2010   #475
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Brink, so after the results, what is your honest opinion of SSDs? Are they worth the investment?
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03 Jun 2010   #476
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Shawn, thanks for the comparison info, very interesting stats.

The biggest question for me is, do you see a noticeable increase in performance?

The first four snips indicate that you do.

The last two snips are very interesting, if you disregard the 'Disk - Random Seek +RW' for comparison, the RAID0 appears to have a slight edge in numbers.
The 'Disk - Random Seek +RW' result is a nearly 30 fold increase over the RAID0. This shows the importance of the random seek properties of the SSD for overall performance.
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04 Jun 2010   #477
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

They are fast.
They are quiet.
They use less energy.
Windows 7 is optomized for SSD's.
Its about the money, $/byte. Soon spin drives will be relagated to back up drives only. SSD's are expensive, but notice that its mostly terabyte spin drives available now. Very costly as well.
FYI
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08 Jun 2010   #478
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Just fired up my new SSD
Show us your hard drive performance-ssd64.jpg


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08 Jun 2010   #479
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanvean View Post
Brink, so after the results, what is your honest opinion of SSDs? Are they worth the investment?
Hello Dave,

Sorry for the late reply. If one gets the latest generation SSD drives with a fast random read/write time, then oh yes they are worth it. Fast, very fast.
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08 Jun 2010   #480
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Just fired up my new SSD
Attachment 77511
That is just about the same as the Patriot Torqx 64 GB I have.
ENJOY!
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