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Thread: 2nd hard drive slowing me down??

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2003


    i used the link that wiggo posted and used the program called "
    "disk speed". it was one of the first programs listed. Im not sure if there is a database to check, i just compared my two relatively. Run the program and compare your scores to mine and maybe we'll get a better idea of how our speeds are :afro:
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz @ 3.4 ghz
    ABIT A17 Motherboard
    1 GB PC3700 DDR-SDRAM
    Nvidia Geforce FX 6800 GT core 400 mem 1050
    Watercooled CPU and GPU
    WD 80 GB 7200rpm HDD
    WD 250 GB 7200 HDD
    Atapi CD-ROM 48x
    HP DVD Writer 300n
    Realtek 6 Channel Audio
    Windows XP Professional
    430 watt Antec TruePower

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2004


    There are more factors in the speed though. I just ran the diskspeed util on my maxtor 7200, 8mb cache and got a score of ~5000. I ran it again and it was around 4500. A few more runs went from a low of 4426 to a high of 5327. I'll have to see how the results are after defragging.

    Then I put my system under some low cpu load (not disk) and got high scores. Even after fresh restarts, clicking on the test button and not touching it, I had varying results.

    So the point to my ramble is unless you get a benchmark that under the same conditions (like just after a reboot and after all startup proceses finish loading) consistantly gives similar results, you might want to try other benchamrk utils.

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