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Windows 7: Show us your hard drive performance

13 Apr 2009   #81
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Here's an update of my results from here with a added a second page file. It gave a small performance increase.

New updated results here.


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SATA SSD (v2):
Show us your hard drive performance-ssd.jpg

SATA II HDD (32MB buffer) 7200 RPM:
Show us your hard drive performance-sata_ii_hdd.jpg




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13 Apr 2009   #82
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

hmm interesting, what size did you set the pagefile to?
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13 Apr 2009   #83
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I had it set to be system managed with it at 8GB on each drive.
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13 Apr 2009   #84
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

With the drives here any second paging file from any installation would have to be sent to the storage drive! I don't think that would for several of those?! since more then one drive is the OS drive depending on which OS.
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14 Apr 2009   #85
bilbat

Xp64&32;VistaUlt64&32
 
 
Build 7068






Respectively:
150G WD-VR RAID0 pair - systems
150G WD-VR RAID0 pair - swaps
1T WD-RE3 RAID1 pair - data
1.5T SG single drive - backups
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14 Apr 2009   #86
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

whats a good page file size? i know its depending on how much ram you have, but isnt it better not to use a page file if you have enough ram? in my case i only have 4gb which is too low so what size page file shoould i be using? 8gb?

cheers for the insight,
Rick.
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14 Apr 2009   #87
bilbat

Xp64&32;VistaUlt64&32
 
 

I let the system manage my pagefile size - I just put it on a different partition/drive to take advantage of RAID throughput; I typically run 7-32, as some industrial logic stuff hasn't heard of x64 compilers yet, and I run big programs with big data files - usually a logic writer on one screen, an HMI designer on another, Visual Studio on a third to write 'glue' to Office apps, and Word/PaintShopPro on the last to edit the user manual - I provide an 8.5 partition for 7/32, and a 9.5 for 7/64 - never have seen either pagefile grow past roughly six...
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14 Apr 2009   #88
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

A good page file depands on the aplication and the kernel you are running. For 32bit gaming many elect to disable it entirely or assign it to a second partition or drive. With the 64bit the advantage seen there is less swapping out to the drive seeing more information loaded into and kept in the active ram.

In fact a good article on this is seen at A Closer Look at Windows Vista, Part III: 32-Bit vs. 64-Bit Windows - Developer Zone - National Instruments
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15 Apr 2009   #89
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
A good page file depands on the aplication and the kernel you are running. For 32bit gaming many elect to disable it entirely or assign it to a second partition or drive. With the 64bit the advantage seen there is less swapping out to the drive seeing more information loaded into and kept in the active ram.

In fact a good article on this is seen at A Closer Look at Windows Vista, Part III: 32-Bit vs. 64-Bit Windows - Developer Zone - National Instruments
cool thnx for that link i been reading through some of it. the thing i cant understand is why Microsoft made 4gb ram considered to be a "high" amount of system memory, thus having to result in an x64bit o/s. Personally 4gb should have been made the maximum limit for x86 (32bit) as it seems to be the most used and reasonable amout, if it is just basic office use and gaming end-users (which in the end would be the highest amount of buyers for Microsoft), and it would just leave others that want 4gb or more for rendering and video editing ect that really require the higher amounts of ram.

i know what it is like to have 4gb of ram, then i have 2gb video memory (98gx2's Q-SLI) that then becomes shared with system memory 4gb-2gb=r2gb, then an o/s that will consume just over 1gb with visual features and Dream Scene being used and typical background software (logitech setpoint, realtemp, sound panels, anit-virus ect) 2gb-1gb=r1gb
Then the high end gaming like the classis example Crysis, consuming excess of 800mb, with that all in mind they made x86 to recognise 3.75gb ram. 1g-800mb=r200mb 3.75gb-3.8gb= -50mb, but you will see the 'low on system resources' way before 3.75gb of usage.

So even in x64 i get 'low on memory', so should 1gb page file be all i would need? Also would the performance side of it be better to have the page file on a complete seperate drive, or if the boot drive is faster to just partition a section and make it dedicated for the page file?

sorry for going off-topic here i just need a quick answer.


Rick.
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15 Apr 2009   #90
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloke View Post
whats a good page file size? i know its depending on how much ram you have, but isnt it better not to use a page file if you have enough ram? in my case i only have 4gb which is too low so what size page file shoould i be using? 8gb?

cheers for the insight,
Rick.

Usually its 1.5 times your phsyical memory. I have both min and max set to the same amount to avoid defragmentation of the pagefile.
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