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HDD Benchmark Thread.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Xen0phobiak, 27 Oct 2004.

  1. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    PLEASE DO NOT PESTER FOR THE TABLE TO BE UPDATED, IT WILL BE UPDATED IN DUE TIME

    It was suggested to me that we have a hard disk drive benchmark thread.

    Benchmark of choice: HdTach.

    Get it here

    Use the free/non-commercial version.

    Post results of the 32meg test, but please please crop the screenshot down to the size of the hdtach window like this:

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    ..along with information on your filesystem and partitions if known, and the hdd controller/motherboard.

    That screenshot is of my Fujitsu MAJ3, 18gig 10Krpm Scsi160 drive, its an sca 80pin drive running through an adapter to my adaptec 29160, on an asus p4c800-e deluxe. Its formatted ntfs, with the default allocation size.

    The table:

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    Top 10's
    The Average Transfer table:

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    The Access Times table:

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    The Burst Transfer table:

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    The Score table:

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    NO RAMDRIVES OR MEMORY CARDS

    or review samples ;)

    Please include controller and drive model.
     
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  2. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    160gig Maxtor Diamondmax+9, PATA, only drive on that channel. Primary IDE channel on an Asus p4c800-e deluxe. Single Partition, formatted ntfs standard allocation size.

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    80gig Samsung Spinpoint SATA. Running through the ich5 sata controller. Split evenly into 2 partitions, default ntfs allocation size.
     
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  3. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    IBM Ultrastar 15k SCSI on a Adaptec 2910 68pin on a p4p800-vm. Its formatted with ntfs, with the default allocation size.

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    160gb Maxtor DM9 SATA 7.2k running on native on board (ICH5) controller. Formatted with NTFS in 3 partitions.
     
  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    first up
    Fujitsu MAS, 18GB 15k U320 - default allocation size - on adaptec 39160
    it would appear from this that something is limiting the transfer to 80MB, but after a bit of research it appears that due to the design of the drive the outer zone is considerably larger, and the platter is 5mm larger than other 15k drives as well, and that result is normal for any MAS
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    next, Seagate Cheetah 10k.6 73GB U320 drive - default allocation size - on adaptec 39160
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    and last but not least, Maxtor DiamondMax +9 160GB SATA drive - default allocation size - intel ICH5
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  5. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Maxtor 300GB SATA 16MB cache NCQ. On SI3112 chip on NF7-S V2.0. NTFS formatted, default allocation.
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    Samsung 60GB PATA 7200rpm. Primary master on Abit NF7-S V2.0. NTFS formatted, default allocation.
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    Maxtor 40GB PATA 7200rpm. Secondary master on Abit NF7-S V2.0. NTFS formatted, default allocation.
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    IBM 30GB PATA 7200rpm. Secondary slave on Abit NF7-S V2.0. NTFS formatted, default allocation.
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  6. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Western Digital Raptor, 10krpm, 8meg cache, SATA150, ICH5 native SATA (no TCQ). NTFS Default, 1 partition.

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    Maxtor DM10+ 300gig, 7.2krpm, 16meg cache, SATA150, ICH5 native SATA (no NCQ). NTFS Default, 1 partition.

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    Almost as fast as a 10k drive :eeek: Fatest burst speed yet. Put that in yer pipe n smoke it SCSI users :p ;)
    If i can get it onto an ICH6 controller sometime in the future ill test out NCQ for ya.
     
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  7. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    the DM+10 looks a bit nice :D
    pity the crappy access times though :/

    is that an early review sample? as i know they had some dodgy access times
    should be sorted out with retail drives weighing in at about 13-14ms average
     
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  8. JuMpErFLY

    JuMpErFLY Minimodder

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    All on HPT374 controller of my abit AT7-MAX2 board.

    1. Maxtor DM+9 SATA 120GB (18 months old) - SATA1 - C: 5GB (windows), D: remainder, default NTFS allocation
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    2. Maxtor DM+9 PATA 80GB (18 months old) - IDE3 Master - 64K, NTFS
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    3. Maxtor DM+9 PATA 80GB (6 months old) - IDE3 Slave - 64K, NTFS
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  9. Lithium

    Lithium super spunk

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    WD 800BB-2Mb Cache-NFTS Formatted-4 Partitions
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  10. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    The two drives currently connected up to my NF7-S ;)

    Samsung SP1614N, formatted 5GB FAT32, 2x72GB NTFS default
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    WD1200JB, formatted 5GB FAT32, 107GB NTFS default
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  11. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    Seagate 160GB 7200.7 SATA, on Asus A7N8X. NTFS. 5 partitions.

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  12. Guest-16

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    Its about half full though and only 7200rpm. Dunno why its 17ms, i bought it in early August from MD. Its retail and on special offer atm
     
  13. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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  14. Guest-16

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    Id ask for a new firmware but i really really REALLY cant afford to loose the data on it. Unfortunatly i can't afford another drive for backup at the moment cause its like 200gig of data (80gig is mirrored onto another drive) and ive no more SATA connectors left :(
     
  15. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    Here's my Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 200GB 8MB Cache ATA133, formatted NTFS, 1 Partition and spins at 7.5k RPM. Was thinking of changing this for 2X 80GB SATA Drives in RAID 0, seems to keep up the pace for an ATA drive. It's due a format as i got my NF7-S today :thumb:

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  16. acrimonious

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    Download link doesn't work here.
     
  17. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Main windows drive :
    WD 800BB 2meg cache 80GB
    7200rpm
    PATA
    NTFS

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  18. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Table updated.

    What do you guys think to me adding a score?

    Something along the lines of:

    (average transfer) / (access time) = score.
     
  19. Guest-16

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    and burst rate!! Then id be pwning.. :thumb: :naughty:

    (Average * Burst) / Access ?
     
  20. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    ((Average + Burst) / 2) / Access = Score

    ?
     

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