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    I just wanna know why it scores soooooooo low in pcmark 2002 I'm getting like um 506?
    Because PCMARK 2002 is GARBAGE. The new 'Special Edition' WD drives are getting scores of 1400. Are they THREE times as fast as your drive? Absolutly NOT. The benchmark is Garbage.

    You scored 506. 506 WHAT? And that is my point. Its a number that doesn't mean ANYTHING.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    Basically what zeradul said. Benchmarks don't really count for all that much. Most people just like benchmarking so they can say how good their computer is.. theoretically.. :)

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    good point good point. so my drive is "performing" just as good as anyone elses 7200 rpm drive right? if not better cause of that faster .4ms seek time. I have cooling on my drive so I don't have to worry about the ibm drive dieing on me.

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    forget benchmarking for a moment. Are you happy with the performance of your HDD? If you are, then don't worry about it. Leave it alone. IF it's obviously not performing as well as it should be, then start checking things out...

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    It's fine I don't think I would even notice it if something were wrong.

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    Benchmarks don't really count for all that much.
    No! I did NOT say that ! I'm just saying that THIS benchmark score shouldn't be taken seriously, AT ALL.

    As I said before, a single WD Special Edition scored 1400+ in this thread, with even some RAID 0 configs scoring less. While many single 7200 drives are scoring in the 600-700's.

    So we can conclude, that this benchmark is probably testing ONLY burst speed. And since the single WD drive has 8 megs of RAM on it, It performs phenomonally in a 6 meg WRITE test. But we all know what is really happening, the ram is 1,000 times faster than the hard drive and is just caching the 6 meg file, which gives it a very inaccurate score which means, crappy benchmark.

    What it comes down to this. All 'good brands' of 7200 rpm drives made in the last 2-3 years are going to perform within a small margin of each other. In fact, I would bet that margin is 25% or less. Which means, if the slowest hard drive can read at 7 megs per second, the fastest can't read more than 9 megs per second.

    My suggestion to you is that if you really want to test your hard drive against your buddies drive, use HDTach. (go look for it in the HD forum) Because at least the hard drive part of PCMARK 2002 is a complete joke.

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    P.S. ATA133 will be a skipped standard. Motherboards and HD makers have announced plans to use Serial ATA 150 in the near future, with no mention of ever adopting ATA133.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    I'm looking for hdtach now. Is it a free utility? Also I was wondering what was happening with ata133 cause maxtor is the only company that is making ata133 drives. And I am not buying a maxtor its IBM and WD for me.

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    Well, Maxtor is just looking for another gimic to sell drives. They first put ATA133 on their 5400 rpm drives (LOL) which of course barely see any benefit from being ATA66, Much less ATA100 or ATA133 ! Hahahaha.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    ata133 on a 5400rpm drive? HA what a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeradul

    No! I did NOT say that ! I'm just saying that THIS benchmark score shouldn't be taken seriously, AT ALL.
    Sorry, my bad. All I was getting at though is that as long as your system is performing OK, there's no point looking deeply into benchmark results.

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