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    1st ever Harddisk benchmark thread

    Hey guys,

    I figured that since we have 3DMark threads, we could also have a nice hd benchmark thread.

    The program of choice for benchmarking is HD Tune, I'm using this version:
    http://www.hdtune.com/hdtune_255.exe

    If you post your results, please state exact harddrive model, brand and what motherboard chipset you have.
    We will only be accounting for max speed and average.

    The scores will be devided into single drives and raid setups. With the raid setup, please state what raid version you are running.

    And the score chart will be as follows:

    :User: :max score: :average: details of drive

    For posting the scores, please post a screenshot if you like, or send me a PM and I'll update asap.

    Single drives

    1:RetroEvolute125.9MB/s 99.1MB/s Seagate ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200rpm
    2:Pullmyfoot 115.5MB/s93.5MB/s WD Caviar 640gb 7200rpm
    3:2Monsters113.2MB/s87.5MB/s WD Caviar SE16 640GB 7200rpm 16MB
    4:RamonGTP109.8MB/s 90.7MB/s Maxtor STM31000340AS 1000GB 7200rpm
    5:RamonGTP107.5MB/s 88.6MB/s WD Caviar Black 640GB 7200rpm
    6:ShyguyXPC106.6MB/s 86.2MB/s Seagate ST3250310NS 250GB 7200rpm
    7:Pullmyfoot 106.3MB/s86.1MB/s WD Caviar 250gb 7200rpm
    8:Railfrog101.5MB/s 79.9MB/s WD Caviar Blue 320GB 7200rpm
    9:Hrev0 100.6MB/s 79.0MB/s WD WD10EACS 1TB 7200RPM
    10:RamonGTP84.8MB/s 70.6MB/s WD Raptor 150GB 10,000rpm
    11:Pullmyfoot 75.4MB/s60.5MB/s Seagate ST380215AS 80GB 7200rpm
    12:J.Woody74.4MB/s 58.2MB/s Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB 7200rpm
    13:Pullmyfoot 70.7MB/s30.7MB/s Seagate ST3808110AS 80GB 7200rpm
    14:ShyguyXPC38.4MB/s 29.1MB/s Samsung SV0602H 60GB 7200rpm
    15:Ultima27.7MB/s 21.0MB/s Fujitsu MHT2040AH 40GB 5400rpm (laptop drive)
    16:J.Woody12.4MB/s 12.2MB/s Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB 7200rpm


    Raid setups

    1:Ultima222.5MB/s 172.7MB/s 2 x WD Caviar Black 640GB 7200 rpm @ Raid 0
    2:RetroEvolute215.4.8MB/s 169.3MB/s 2 x Seagate 160GB 7200rpm @ RAID 0
    3:JLK03F150 200.8MB/s 192.9MB/s 3 x WD Raptor 74GB 10k rpm @ Raid 0
    4:Cmptr-Gy-Dv187.3MB/s 152.5MB/s 2 x unknown disks 250GB @ RAID 0
    5:RetroEvolute173.8MB/s 140.9MB/s 2 x WD Caviar RE 160GB 7200rpm @ RAID 0
    6:Aaron8015134.6MB/s 110.0MB/s 2 x WD Raptor 74GB 10k rpm @ Raid 0
    7:ShyguyXPC124.2MB/s 106.1MB/s 2x WD Caviar SE16 250GB 7200rpm @ raid 0
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    I will get the ball rolling....
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    thanks for kicking it off. stats are updated.

    tonight I will post my benchmarks for my Caviar Blacks @ raid 0
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    I would like to see how they compare. As many say Caviar blacks are close to rapters in performance (not to mention capacity). I will clean up hard disks and see if I can improve later.
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    I have a fresh install of XP, so I should be at top performance, maybe if the blocksize was changed.....I dunno what the best setting for raid 0 is for those setups, so....
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    Hmmm, seems you only beat me in access time for some reason:



    Raid 0 2x Caviar Black

    Transfer Rate Minimum : 80.9 MB/sec
    Transfer Rate Maximum : 215.8 MB/sec
    Transfer Rate Average : 171.6 MB/sec
    Access Time : 11.9 ms
    Burst Rate : 143.1 MB/sec
    CPU Usage : 3.5%

    Western digital Caviar Black
    640GB
    7,200rpm
    AMD 790X / SB750
    AMD Raid Controller

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    here are the scores of my harddrive, and its very poor in performance... i think it might be time to get a new one. the one i have at the moment is a seagate 160gb 7200rpm 16mb cache, i also have windows xp


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    Heres mine

    WD Caviar Blue 320GB...Vista 64Bit

    Intel chipset i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.woody View Post
    here are the scores of my harddrive, and its very poor in performance... i think it might be time to get a new one. the one i have at the moment is a seagate 160gb 7200rpm 16mb cache, i also have windows xp
    I think you might need to update your motherboard drivers or check the drive's jumpers. That just isn't normal.

    My three 74GB raptors (first generation) are pretty close to your two blacks Ultima. I'll post a ss when I get home from work.
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    Here's my 1.5TB 7200RPM ST31500341AS Seagate drive. I'm on Vista64.

    I'll actually have a RAID setup at the end of this week, so I'll update with my RAID scores then.
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    The laptop drive is quicker than my desktop drive that i bought a few months ago!
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    is it just me or have you forgotten to put the names of people who own the hardrives on the list??

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    My Raptor has the lowest data transfer rate, probably due to platter capacity, but has significantly better access time. It's also the oldest of the bunch.
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    what settings in the benchmark should we be setting for it, for Transfer Rate Accuracy/Speed and block size?

    of just use default settings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShyguyXPC View Post
    what settings in the benchmark should we be setting for it, for Transfer Rate Accuracy/Speed and block size?

    of just use default settings?
    I just used default settings. I'm assuming that's what everyone else did...
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    stock bench settings...

    here's my Seagate ES.2 250GB 32MB cache 7200RPM drive, and my 2x Western Digital 250GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM drives in RAID 0 (one is a Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS, the other is a newer revision of the same drive)

    did 2 runs of the RAID 0, one at stock bench settings the 2nd at 8MB block size and test speed set for most accurate.

    seems the RAID 0's CPU usage drops by more than 50% on the 2nd run, but over all speeds seem to be close to the same.

    Oh, forgot, Windows XP (MCE 2005)
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    Jeez i knew my raptors were getting old (gettin close to 4 years now) My graph seams alot more all over the place than everyone elses...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_8015 View Post
    Jeez i knew my raptors were getting old (gettin close to 4 years now) My graph seams alot more all over the place than everyone elses...
    I hate my old 150GB raptor and it's only 1.5 years old. This is why I'm going RAID at the end of this week.

    I'll probably be selling my Raptor in case anyone's interested.
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    ok, I removed the OS used, else it wouldn't fit 1 line.

    I also added the usernames of the people posting scores, pretty handy. LOL Can't figure out why I didn't think of that in the 1st place

    Anyway, stats are updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima View Post
    ok, I removed the OS used, else it wouldn't fit 1 line.

    I also added the usernames of the people posting scores, pretty handy. LOL Can't figure out why I didn't think of that in the 1st place

    Anyway, stats are updated.
    Oops. You have me in as railfrog.
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