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Windows 7: WD Velociraptor 300 Performance

01 Oct 2009   #1
Kinematic9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WD Velociraptor 300 Performance

Hey all, I am currently running a new install of Win7 Pro x64, installed on a 300gig WD Velociraptor 10000 HDD.

When I ran the performance index, the Hard Drive was rated at a 5.9, the slowest part of my system score.

It seems to me that the HDD would be rated higher than 5.9, is it possible I have some settings incorrect? Anyone else out there running the same hard drive with a different score?

Thanks


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01 Oct 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Your hardrive will almost always determine your index score. I have a 250gb Wd caviar blue index at 5.3. So your 2,800 rpm is getting you a .6 increase. Mine is 7.1./ 7.1 / 6.8 and 6.8. Fabe
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01 Oct 2009   #3
prozac5000

Windows 7x64 Ultimate
 
 

but the velociraptors run at 10 000rpm
i'm running a Seagate barracuda 7 200rpm and my score is 5.9 something is definatley wrong have you checked your jumpers (outdated) on your drive maybe it's being limited
also check your drive under device manager
right click on it go to properties choose the policies tab, make sure write caching is checked.


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01 Oct 2009   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't worry about it....it's just the way that the WEI works. Check performance with something like HDTune to ensure that your drive is functioning correct.

You won't score about a 5.9 using a mechanical hard drive. If you want to store better than a 5.9 you need to be running a RAID array or an SSD drive.
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01 Oct 2009   #5
stevecn70

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

I have a velociraptor 150 and mine is 5.9 too, I think I hit 6.0 at one point but it just really depends on what you have on your disk already. Try going to the command prompt and type in: "winsat disk" and see what you get. Here is mine:

C:\Users\Steve>winsat disk
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:05.92
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
> Run Time 00:00:05.45
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:59.58
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
> Run Time 00:00:07.20
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
> Run Time 00:00:04.72
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
> Run Time 00:00:07.22
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.09
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 16384'
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.02
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 102.52 MB/s 6.6
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 3.01 MB/s 4.6
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 2.06 ms/IO 6.9
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 8.23 units 7.5
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 7.21 units 7.6
> Responsiveness: Overall 59.36 units 6.9
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 107.26 MB/s 6.7
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 4.335 ms 6.2
> Latency: 95th Percentile 9.052 ms 5.8
> Latency: Maximum 19.440 ms 7.9
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 4.207 ms 6.2
> Total Run Time 00:01:31.66
C:\Users\Steve>
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02 Oct 2009   #6
kumobox

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

I'm getting 5.9 on my velociraptor too
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02 Oct 2009   #7
SoLoR

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

Only way to get above 5.9 for HDs is using SSD. All other combos, no matter in raid or not will give you top score of 5.9. Me for example have 7.5x2 (for ram and cpu), 7.9x2 (for both GPU scores) and 5.9 for hard disks (raid0).
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02 Oct 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just hack the xml file to say what you want, then you wont have to lose sleep over a number that is basically worthless....
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02 Oct 2009   #9
stevecn70

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

the WEI isn't completely worthless, It does scale based on your benchmark results. However, I like to run WINSAT at the command line to get the actual real world numbers.
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02 Oct 2009   #10
stevecn70

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoLoR View Post
Only way to get above 5.9 for HDs is using SSD. All other combos, no matter in raid or not will give you top score of 5.9. Me for example have 7.5x2 (for ram and cpu), 7.9x2 (for both GPU scores) and 5.9 for hard disks (raid0).
I've seen 6.0 on my computer at one point. And I've seen about 7 with raid stripping drives. 7.9 with stripping SSD's
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