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Dreamweavernoob
04-15-09, 04:07 PM
Is this good for my hard drive? Its a hitachi 7200.b 1tb hard drive. I have 2 in my pc atm.


thanks

http://i44.tinypic.com/15xamux.jpg


this is my second drive

http://i39.tinypic.com/2ds2tnc.jpg


im running windows vista ultimate with SP1 installed.

logan
04-15-09, 06:49 PM
Looks pretty typical to me.. I've never used hdtune, but I've seen similar graphs elsewhere and see the same speeds when writing to different areas of my newish 1TB drives or resyncing my raid.

CaptNKILL
04-18-09, 11:12 AM
These new Seagate 7200.12 drives with 500Gb platters have some pretty impressive numbers. Check out the benchmark I just ran:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=36522&stc=1&d=1240067521

The random access time is a bit lacking but the transfer rates are awesome.

Dreamweavernoob
04-18-09, 11:49 AM
These new Seagate 7200.12 drives with 500Gb platters have some pretty impressive numbers. Check out the benchmark I just ran:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=36522&stc=1&d=1240067521

The random access time is a bit lacking but the transfer rates are awesome.

Damn, double my burst speed :eek:

And 20odd mb more.

john19055
05-03-09, 05:38 AM
The Western Digital Black 640mb 32mb cache running two in Raid-0 is pretty fast .
36722

mullet
05-03-09, 08:40 AM
WD6400AAKS 640GB

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=36723&stc=1&d=1241354405

lduguay
05-03-09, 04:16 PM
2 Intel X25-M 80GB in Raid 0 on ICH10
Nice access time :D

mullet
05-03-09, 07:07 PM
2 Intel X25-M 80GB in Raid 0 on ICH10
Nice access time :D

Holy COW!!!!!!!!! My next drive.

wwec
05-03-09, 07:16 PM
2 Intel X25-M 80GB in Raid 0 on ICH10
Nice access time :D
Assuming that's read speed, just one of those drives should achieve those numbers. Might need to invest in hardware RAID!

Gaco
05-03-09, 08:36 PM
Those Intel SSD are just infinitely sexy :dance:

lduguay
05-04-09, 08:05 AM
Assuming that's read speed, just one of those drives should achieve those numbers. Might need to invest in hardware RAID!

Read speed yes, but you need TWO X25-M in RAID 0 for this performance, unless you buy one Intel X25-E drive ;)

lduguay
05-04-09, 08:09 AM
The Western Digital Black 640mb 32mb cache running two in Raid-0 is pretty fast .
36722

2.3GB/s burst rate :bugeyes:

Maverick123w
05-04-09, 06:28 PM
Question.... this got me wanting to run HDtune on my new caviar black (less than a month old). I hadn't run it since I had my old seagate 160GB drive that was extremely slow.

The first one I ran was all over the place. It started out in the 120 MB/s range and would fall all the way to the 3 MB/s range. The graph looked like this \/\/\/\/\/\/\

I knew right away something wasn't right. I had ghosted the old drive over to here and hadn't done a defrag or anything yet so I did that and... no luck same result.

Checked to make sure all the performance options were checked for the drive and they were. Decided to run a chkdsk /f and that didnt pick anything up.

I downloaded wd's lifeguard tools and ran the quick s.m.a.r.t test. It said it would take 2 min... it ended up taking 13+ but afterward said everything was ok.

Ran HDtune again and got this result

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8177/hdtunebenchmarkwdcwd100.th.png (http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hdtunebenchmarkwdcwd100.png)

I'm not familiar with the WD life guard tools. Is it possible the quick scan fixed some bad clusters/sectors? I had been getting some freezing in empire total war when clicking on naval units that I had attributed to a crappy cpu, but watched the G15 performance display and noticed the processor stays under 50% even while it freezes which makes me think it may have been the drive.

It's odd as I'm not seeing anything else wrong and the system is overall MUCH faster than it was with the old Seagate. I'm going to load up empire and see what happens now but any suggestions would be great.

E30325i 2.7
05-05-09, 12:19 AM
Here's my one OZC vertex 120GB SSD
It seems to be faster than 2 Intel X25-M 80GB in Raid 0?

I have 2 Vertex drives and have run them Raid
It looks really good in tests but does not give anything in games or Boot times

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/BMWE30M/HDTUNEVERTEX.jpg

It uses less cpu power and have higher burstrate :)

Dreamweavernoob
05-05-09, 06:54 AM
^ Thats interesting information. I have read many reviews on SSD drives, but no definitive picture about how it helps in the feeling of quickness..

E30325i 2.7
05-06-09, 08:01 AM
^ Thats interesting information. I have read many reviews on SSD drives, but no definitive picture about how it helps in the feeling of quickness..



I just thought to Raid makes no noticeable difference in how fast your system feels like.
But running with a Vertex SSD compared to a raptor.
Vista reacts just so much faster and in a flash.
Once you've tried to run your OS on a good SSD drive, you can never go back

lduguay
05-08-09, 05:56 PM
Here's my one OZC vertex 120GB SSD
It seems to be faster than 2 Intel X25-M 80GB in Raid 0?

I have 2 Vertex drives and have run them Raid
It looks really good in tests but does not give anything in games or Boot times

It uses less cpu power and have higher burstrate :)
Oh, i forgot to turn on the advanced performance option (lee63)
Much better now

Maverick123w
05-08-09, 06:42 PM
Oh, i forgot to turn on the advanced performance option (lee63)
Much better now

Wow...... quite a difference.