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HDTach 3.0 and my HDDs.

Patriote

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Hey guys!

I just ran a few test of HDTach on my computer and was wondering if you guys would consider these results as normal.

That's the "Long bench (32mb zones)" of my WD RaptorX 150GB (Which has my OS on it) :



And here's a "Long bench (32mb zones)" of my new WD Raptor 150GB :



And Finally, here's a "Long bench (32mb zones)" of my WD Caviar 500GB :



So what do you guys think? Are those results normal? Is it normal that i get a better Burst speed on my WD Caviar 500GB ?

Thanks!
 

cadaveca

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ok, so unless each drive is blank...this compare is not accurate. With data on teh drives, you do not know where on the platter teh drive is testing, and ergo, variations are to be expected.

Low-level format the drives, and compare, to be accurate.
 

Patriote

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I am not trying to compare my Raptors m8! If that's what you meant. Basically, i want to know if the Data HDTach gives me is right for a Raptor.

Thanks!
 

cadaveca

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Like I said, it's completely impossible to know because the data on the drive will affect results. Otherwise, looks a bit slow to me...like somehow driver limited, or something.
 

Patriote

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Oh I see!

Could it be a jumper on the HDD it self that is not at the right place?

And could you explain "Driver limited m8?"

Thanks!
 

CMetaphor

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If you're talking about a jumper on a SATA2 hard drive it's only purpose is to limit you to SATA speeds.... therefore remove it! Also.... They look fairly normal to me.
 

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Considering theres still data on the drives, looks fairly normal to me. Try out HDTune as well, another great HD bench tool.
 

Chilly

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Raptor drives don't have jumpers.

But yes I'd say those results could be better for that raptor.
Hum, you sure? I'll hook up a spare 150GB Raptor X thats just laying around right now to see. Actually enaberif, after I test this unused raptor, you just gave me another idea.... I'm gonna see if I have enough spare parts to build a 2nd PC.
 

enaberif

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Hum, you sure? I'll hook up a spare 150GB Raptor X thats just laying around right now to see. Actually enaberif, after I test this unused raptor, you just gave me another idea.... I'm gonna see if I have enough spare parts to build a 2nd PC.
Its not that the speeds aren't good they are pretty good I'm more looking at the read and the major drops.. thats what I'm looking at.
 

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