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  1. satindemon4u

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    UPDATE: Now taking RamDisk tests as well! Please test with HDTune or CrystalMark Note: Speeds taken down are Seq. write speeds.

    SSD TESTERS:When testing use HDTune! - Thanks cadaveca
    HDD TESTERS: If you could also use HDtune that would be great. With the results from bench32 I have to sit and find your averages. This is not a MUST, just appreciated.
    ALL TESTERS:The table of comparisons will now be split into categories. These will be, HDD's, HDD's in RAID, SSD's, SSD's in RAID. This is simply so that someone running one HDD isn't being compared to someone running a couple SSD's in RAID. :)

    Hello all! Recently I posted my old HDD speed for discussion under a post. Afterwards I ordered a new HDD that was recommended to me and then I tested that one and posted it as well. Soon after someone decided to post there speed as well ;).

    So I got an idea. Why not have a thread devoted to showing off your HDD speed! Maybe even your SSD speed ;)

    So what do you need to post?

    A screenshot of your HD Tune Test
    OR
    A screenshot of your bench32 test
    Name of your HD
    Simple specs of your HD

    Note: Both tests do not need to be done.

    I'll start...

    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
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    The following is a list of results from everyone that has posted thus far. In order from fastest average transfer speed, to the slowest.

    HDD Name - Minimum Rate* - Maximum - Average - User (min, max, and averages are in MB/sec)

    SSD's
    Crucial M4 256GB – 315.2 – 526.0 – 486.1 Psychoholic
    Kingston HyperX 240GB - 354.4 - 512.7 - 481.2 khemist
    OCZ vertex 3 120GB SSD - 306.5 - 503.7 - 466.4 rfowler30
    SanDisk 240GB SSD – 410.6 – 462.3 – 453.4 Octopuss
    Crucial M4 64GB SSD – 323.3 – 424.8 – 403.7 ChristTheGreat
    Corsair Force 3 60GB SSD - 16.4 - 457.1 - 329.9 LifeOnMars
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB – 133.2 – 389.2 – 327.1 VulkanBro
    Crucial C300 64GB - 255.2 - 334.8 - 322.6 bogmali
    Kingston SVP200 120GB – 152.2 – 379.7 – 309.4 BATOFF
    OCZ Vertex3 120GB – 157.1 – 352.2 – 283.6 VulkanBros
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB – 138.8 – 402.1 – 283.4 Laurijan
    Kingston HyperX 120GB 229.6 – 354.8 – 278.4 AlienIsGOD
    Crucial m4 128GB - 225.3 - 249.5 - 244.2 Inioch
    Patriot Pyro 60GB - 159.7 - 269.5 - 233.9 newlife
    Corsair 128GB SSD - 224.2 bogmali
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB – 141.0 – 229.6 – 201.9 TheOne
    Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD 145.7 - 218.0 - 199.5 - Live OR Die
    OCZ Agility 3 60GB – 99.9 – 237.2 – 176.2 Dos101
    INTEL 60GB – 134.5 – 167.1 – 156.2 XSI
    Kingston 24GB – 4.8 – 284.7 – 148.2 Arjai


    SSD's in RAID
    2x Samsung 840 120GB Non-EVO RAID 0 – 972.3 – 1072.8 – 1061.8 freakshow
    2x 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 MAXIOPS in RAID 0 - 605.9 - 1058.0 -
    1013.6 15th Warlock
    Name of SSD's not given. - 972.9 - 999.0 - 981.0 - renz
    Corsair GT 120GB RAID 0 – 952.0 CrackerJack
    OCZ Vertex 5 in RAID 0 - 777.8 Wrathier
    OCZ SSD 118GB x2 in RAID0 - 252.1 - 702.6 - 670.2 Winston 008
    2x Agility 3 in RAID 0 on a Rocket RAID 640 PCIe 4X - 335.1 - 695.2 - 633.7 Steevo
    2x Agility 3 120GB in RAID 0 – 382.9 – 1038.1 – 623.7 mightysi
    4x Microcenter 64GB SSD's (redbadged ADATA S599) in RAID0 -542.1 - 635.6 - 602.0 - Arctucas
    Intel x-25M in RAID 0 - 448.4 - 514.6 - 509.3 AsRock
    2x OCZ vertex 2 60GB - 353.1 - 522.8 - 451.5 Arrakis+9
    Pair of Patriot Inferno SSD's in RAID-0 - 15.4 - 446.3 - 295.8 JATownes
    2 Vertex 3 120GB in RAID 0 - 254.7 - 318.2 - 281.7 Soup


    DDR2 RamDisk
    600mb partition – 2535 satindemon4u (me)


    DDR3 RamDisk
    4GB RAMDisk – 9592 Arctucas
    4GB Cache on a 200gb partition – 7249 johnspack
    Samsung Green 30nm DDR3 - 6462.5 Laurijan
    3GB Ramdisk - 3450.7 - 6466.2 - 6169.1 newlife
    Ramdisk – 2488 - CrackerJack
    3GB Ramdisk – 2328 Morgoth
    500GB HDD - 1979 Morgoth



    HDD's in RAID
    4x Samsung F3 500GB RAID 0 - 281.2 - 537.0 - 442.1 Maban
    4*1 TB Spinpoint F3 HDD's in RAID 0 in 500GB partition - 320.5 - 446.2 - 396.2 HTC
    2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD's in RAID0 192.4 - 278.1 - 234.1 Millennium
    3 x Seagate Savvio 10k.2 SAS in RAID0 146GB each - 131.7 - 246.2 - 202.2 repman244
    2 x WB 320gb HDD in Raid 0 – 137.1 – 213.9 – 194.1 Necromancer713
    AMD 2+0 Stripe/RAID0 497GB - 93.9 - 220.1 - 161.5 Romeopp
    WD Raptor 150GB and WD Velociraptor 150GB Raid 0 Sata 3GB/s – 74.3 – 158.4 – 131.0 jgrahl
    2 x Seagate Cheetah 10k.7 Ultra320 SCSI 73GB in RAID0 - 77.2 - 151.3 - 121.2 repman244
    2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 80GB in RAID0 - 62.9 - 139.1 - 110.4 repman244
    Seagate Intern Barracuda 500GB in RAID0 - 197.3 Wrathier
    2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 250GB in RAID0 - 22.6 - 102.8 - 83.8 FordGT90Concept
    2 x Seagate Cheetah 10k.7 Ultra320 SCSI 73GB in RAID0 - 77.2 - 151.3 - 121.2 repman244


    HDD'S
    Not sure, took the fastest test - 15.5 - 387.1 - 214.1 theoneandonlymrk
    Seagate Barracuda 3TB – 146.6 – 207.1 – 180.8 - Jetster
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB – 89.4 – 197.0 – 159.8 – Lunat!c
    Hitachi Ultrastar 15K450 SAS 450GB - 95.8 - 154.1 - 132.2 repman244
    Samsung F4 320GB 78.5 - 151.0 - 122.4 Tatty_One
    Western Digital 06000 600GB - 84.8 - 139.1 - 118.0 rfowler30
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 2TB - 67.0 - 147.7 - 116.3 Me
    SAMSNG Spinpoint F3 1TB – 69.6 – 145.1 – 116.1 mightyse
    Hitachi Deskstar 7k3000 2TB - 70.7 - 152.2 - 115.8 newlife
    Western Digital Green WD20EARS 2TB - 66.3 - 147.7 - 114.4 Silkstone
    Samsung HD502HJ – 68.6 – 139.0 – 111.5 0x0000007b
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - 55.4 - 146.6 - 111.5 Jetster
    Western Digital Black 640GB - 78.5 - 136.4 - 111.2 LifeOnMars
    Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB - 9.7 - 142.5 - 111.0 arnoo1
    Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB - 59.0 - 147.6 - 109.7 - repman244
    Samsung F3 2TB - 18.2 - 126.9 -108.4 JATownes
    Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB - 63.3 - 142.0 - 108.3 Jetster
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB – 51.3 – 134.0 – 105.1 stefanels
    ST3205318AS 250GB - 65.8 - 127.5 - 105.0 Romeopp
    Toshiba MBD2147RC SAS-2 (6 GB/s) 146GB - 74.4 - 127.3 - 103.9 repman244
    SAMSUNG HD502HJ 500GB - 5.2 - 134.4 - 103.5 Silkstone
    Western Digital Black 500GB Sata 3 – 62.9 – 138.1 – 102.4 james888
    Western Digital WD5000 500GB - 58.1 - 126.8 - 101.5 Specks
    Seagate 500GB 7200 – 56.2 131.4 – 101.3 BarbaricSoul
    HDD1(ST3160813AS) 160GB 3.5 – 125.1 – 99.0 Blue-Knight
    Western Digital WD5000 500GB - 57.1 - 118.6 - 95.7 Romeopp
    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB – 57.2 – 122.1 – 94.8 VulkanBros
    1 TB Spinpoint F3 - 52.5 - 116.5 - 93.0 HTC
    Seagate 1TB - 2.8 - 117.1 - 90.6 JATownes
    Seagate 320GB SATA - 82.1 bogmali
    Western Digital WD2500 250GB - 49.1 - 101.6 - 81.7 Silkstone
    Toshiba 500GB 7200rpm – 44.5 – 98.7 – 75.1 repman244
    Western Digital Green Cav. 500GB - 43.0 - 91.3 - 72.8 de.das.dude
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB - 54.1 - 81.2 - 70.0 - repman244
    Toshiba MK3265 320GB - 43.5 - 88.0 - 67.8 Derek12
    Samsung 500GB – 36.8 – 78.7 – 62.1 XSI
    Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB - 39.4 - 69.7 - 61.8 bogmali
    Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB - 37.7 - 65.9 - 51.8 - Derek12
    P4 Northwood PATA 160GB - 25.0 - 55.5 - 43.8 Completely Bonkers (LOL)
    HDD0(ST380215A) 80GB – 21.4 – 30.7 – 30.4 Blue-Knight




    *Minimum Rates may not be totally correct. As for the people that test with bench32, I am having an issue pulling the minimum from the pictures. So I instead take the lowest number which comes from the first test within the test.
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  2. erocker

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    FYI do not run HDTune with SSD's as per manufacturer recommendation.
    Steevo and Live OR Die say thanks.
  3. satindemon4u

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    Added to first post. Thank you good sir!
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    I remember hearing that, but was any explanation given?
  5. dajjhman New Member

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    This RAMDisk benchmark is a little outdated, I am tweaking my new RAMDisk

    my new one is big enough to install games to, but for now starting virtual machines with no boot splashes appearing is nice.

    -Jimmy

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    A few of mine

    Samsung - Main os drive (hence the big dips in speed)
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    2tb western green - media drive
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    250gb WD - Used as extra storage
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  7. specks

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    Here is my main drive for everything

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    Main drive

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    Is a Toshiba MK3265GSX, laptop HDD in a desktop computer, 320GB, 8 MB buffer, 5400RPM, SATA II.
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  9. cheesy999

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    shouldn't that be 2TB?
    silkstone says thanks.
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    took this off my hdd, dont know if there too impressive but i thought id contribute to this forum, seemed interesting.

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    If I ever get around to getting the stuff off my F3's, I'll bench all four in RAID 0. That'll be quite something.
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    Why? (I can't find on google) :( i run it on a SSD based netbook from a friend it is bad for SSD?

    Many thanks :)
  14. satindemon4u

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    Nice posts guys! Gonna to gather all of the information and update the first post with slowest speeds, fastest, type of HDD's, averages, all of that good stuff.
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    Its not accurate usually. I foget the exact reasons why 9buffered spot sampling?), but HDTune/HDtach were made for mechanical drives, and not SSD's. :)

    Here you go: Solid State Drive technology uses wear level algorithms to ensure each DRAM modules receives equal usage, but HDD tests tools are designed to sample disk 'sectors' for performance and SSD's don't never read or write to the same sector.

    Sequential test tools such as ATTO Disk Benchmark, HD-Tach, HD-Tune, Passmark PerformaceTest , CrystalDiskMark, and AS-SSD are all usable benchmarks, but occasionally report performance inconsistencies because of buffered spot sampling and NAND condition. Additionally, CrystalDiskMark and AS-SSD often report much lower sequential read and write bandwidth speeds compared to HD-Tach and HD-Tune, while ATTO Disk Benchmark relies on file size chucks to report bandwidth. The sequential bandwidth speeds reported by CrystalDiskMark and AS-SSD are so low they become questionable, while Passmark PerformaceTest, HD-Tach, and HD-Tune reveal very little information about buffer saturation and are prone to NAND condition impacting performance results.

    Of the sequential tools, ATTO Disk Benchmark is most preferred because it illustrates bandwidth speed results at varying file size transfers. From my testing for this article and in other projects, along with the results I've seen from the software tools used, I can conclude that ATTO Disk Benchmark has proven itself consistent in recording SSD bandwidth results and doesn't seem to have a preference for faster SSD DRAM cache mechanisms found in some SSDs. The variety of file size chunks that it tests does give a broad picture of bandwidth performance at each level. Although ATTO is not perfect and still uses spot-testing, it's less imperfect for SSD testing than many of the other alternatives.
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    here are mine done on me sig rig with ATTO bench:)

    ones a 3 disk raid 0 with 3xwestern digi blue 230gb 16mb cache
    the others a ocz revodrivex2 120g

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    Western Digital Caviar black 2tb sata 3 (6gb's) storage drive
    sorry i don't run hd tune
    i have a corsair force 3 ssd but does 350mb write 425read instead of 500mb, it's still fast though
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    Here is my pair of Patriot Inferno SSDs in RAID-0:

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    1TB Seagate for Data:

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    2TB Samsung F3 for Media:

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  19. satindemon4u

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    Updating list, NICE speed JA!

    Doing math with those tests sucks.
    Add them alllll up, divide. Ew.

    EDIT: will edit the list again with your third HDD lol. Boot time with your SSD's?
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    Thanks. It's not the fastest, but it is quick enough for my purposes.

    Probably 20-30 seconds or so. I've never really timed it, as it usually stays running all the time.
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    I see. Nice nice. Well I have heard of people booting at about that time.

    What about loading time? As far as logging in for the first time. First time load I guess you could say.
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    Scary thing is I found withOUT a raid array (SSD) I boot faster. With Raid anything you have to load the raidrom/bios thing and because not a tremendous amount of loading comes from the HDD upon boot, it was actually faster in my experience. Granted, not by much, but faster.

    With my single Vertex 3 I boot 19 seconds to windows...including post. ;)
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    I also experienced this as well. A non-raid setup is definitely quicker to boot. Mine is about 30 seconds to the desktop.
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    Egad.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    None of this is an issue if all you are doing is measuring READ speed. It's tests that use WRITE speed that are the problem. HDTune is F-I-N-E as a read test.

    You'll find many a Hard-Disk reviewer using HDTune READ tests. Check any review site. ;)

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