Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI (2)

17 Jun 2010   #241
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello ErnieN, welcome to Seven Forums!



Nice rig mate, more money than good sense eh?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Jun 2010   #242
ErnieN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello ErnieN, welcome to Seven Forums
Nice rig mate, more money than good sense eh?
I process huge (>2 GB) logic analyzer traces with this machine... so I need fast CPU, fast memory and most of all fast storage. I'm even using the CUDA on the Nvidia video adapters to help process the traces as well.

BTW... here's that RAID6's performance numbers.... yeah, that's right 1,645 MB Reads and 1,474 MB Writes. I think that should rate about an 11 on the WEI...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #243
oidicle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

Here's my W.E.I.


Attached Thumbnails
Show Us Your WEI (2)-score.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Jun 2010   #244
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ErnieN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello ErnieN, welcome to Seven Forums
Nice rig mate, more money than good sense eh?
I process huge (>2 GB) logic analyzer traces with this machine... so I need fast CPU, fast memory and most of all fast storage. I'm even using the CUDA on the Nvidia video adapters to help process the traces as well.

BTW... here's that RAID6's performance numbers.... yeah, that's right 1,645 MB Reads and 1,474 MB Writes. I think that should rate about an 11 on the WEI...

Hello again, I was just giving you a hard time mate; have a look at the thread at the link below.

Show us your SSD performance
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #245
ErnieN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Interesting. I found a new benckmark tool. That's always good. But my setup is clearly in a whole different league!

I get 7.9 on my WEI disk score even with McAfee performing a full disk scan at the same time the disk performance part is running!

I work for Intel and I get my CPUs and SSD drives at about a third of retail, so it doesn't really cost THAT much...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #246
tea

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I can't to get my hands on an SSD


Attached Thumbnails
Show Us Your WEI (2)-wiess.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #247
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tea View Post
I can't to get my hands on an SSD
Thats some mighty fine figures nonetheless
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #248
tea

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tea View Post
I can't to get my hands on an SSD
Thats some mighty fine figures nonetheless
Thanks, not bad for an almost 4 year old machine. Only thing I upgraded was the GFX Card and upped the ram to 4GB.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #249
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ErnieN View Post
Interesting. I found a new benckmark tool. That's always good. But my setup is clearly in a whole different league!

I get 7.9 on my WEI disk score even with McAfee performing a full disk scan at the same time the disk performance part is running!

I work for Intel and I get my CPUs and SSD drives at about a third of retail, so it doesn't really cost THAT much...

Hi ErnieN I was just wondering, what is the reasoning with going with RAID6? I know an array of disks in RAID6 can continue to operate with 2 failed disks and I'm guessing you get 1120 GB / 1440 GB = 78% space efficiency, but I hear the random write performance of RAID5/6 is bad. Is there no such random write workload in your environment?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #250
ErnieN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Hi ErnieN I was just wondering, what is the reasoning with going with RAID6? I know an array of disks in RAID6 can continue to operate with 2 failed disks and I'm guessing you get 1120 GB / 1440 GB = 78% space efficiency, but I hear the random write performance of RAID5/6 is bad. Is there no such random write workload in your environment?
RAID6 write performance isn't that bad when you add a 4 GB cache to the mix and the Intel XM-25 SSD drives have the fastest random seeks of any SSD drive out there, which pretty much compensates for RAID6. But the truth is I bought too many drives. After buying nine drives, I found that seven drives in RAID 0 was all it took to max out PCI-E x8 bandwidth (spec 1.0). So I added a couple more drives and made it RAID 6 instead. 10 drives in RAID 6 gives about the same performance level as 7 drives in RAID0, at least when you factor in a huge buffer. With 9 drives I still have a little more room before I exceed the PCI-E x8 bandwidth, so I'm actually contemplating adding another drive.

The Areca controller is really sweet. At first the $1000 price tag had me balking but now I'm glad I got it. It allows me to experiment without having to reinstall anything, i.e. I don't have to re-install windows to switch from RAID0 to RAID6 or vice versa, add or remove drives, change the stripe size, etc. Data is migrated automatically in the cards' BIOS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Closed Thread

 Show Us Your WEI (2)




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Show Us Your Rig [8]
Spring is on and is beautifully sunny, flowered trees are green and diffuse their scents...:) My desk is lightened by...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Subfolders does not show in OWA, but show in Outlook.
Hi! Running server 2008 with exchange server. The user is using both OWA webmail and local Outlook. User got multiple inbox's to access, 1 personal and 2 for the company. The personal one got subfolders which shows in OWA, but the problem is the other folders. They are only needed by this 1...
Microsoft Office
HDDs Show in BIOS, But Do Not Show in Disk Management
Hello, A newbie here that just completed a first-time new Win7 PC build. Successful installation of Win7 Pro on WD 600GB 10000 system drive. Went back and installed 4 additional HDD. (2) WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM and (2) WD Caviar 7200 500GB HDD from XP system that were used for storage. ...
Hardware & Devices
Show us your Wig
:haha:
Chillout Room
backup files will only show up if i click show hidden files and folder
Hey Guys, I cannot find a soultion to this problem. I was using my desktop like normal then an error came up saying that there was a hdd failure, and that i needed to scan for errors. all my files disappeared and only this error would come up. There would be hundreds of the same msg spamed on my...
Backup and Restore
show hidden folders show file extensions thru registry
I am trying to setup a default user or machine setup for how win7 handles folder view options. I want show hidden folders to be set to on for all users and the hide extensions for know file types to be unchecked or turned off ffor all users (so extensions show) I have located them in the registry...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App