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 Post subject: Hard drive strange benchmark
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:10 am 
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I just benchmarked my hard drives on my laptop and it seems a bit...strange.

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The one on the left is my external HDD connected over eSATA. The one on the right is the internal laptop drive.

It looks like the internal is all over the place but I'm not sure if it is actual problem but it doesn't seem right.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard drive strange benchmark
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:27 pm 
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Correct /IMG posting so we can see please.

It's very likely that the internal drive IS all over the place and the e/S/ATA appears more solid.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard drive strange benchmark
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:26 am 
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There we go. Sorry about that. Yeah that is what it shows.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard drive strange benchmark
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:31 am 
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Just as an experiment, if you can pull the drive out and test it in an external enclosure or even in a desktop, we could see if it's really the drive, or the laptop. Part of me has some aching suspicion there's just overzealous power saving going on here.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard drive strange benchmark
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:39 am 
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Whenever I tested a drive and got results with downward-pointing spikes, it turned out that it was simply showing other programs were calling for HDD access during the test. To get more accurate results, I would reboot and make sure as few programs were running in the background as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard drive strange benchmark
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:20 am 
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OvenMaster wrote:
Whenever I tested a drive and got results with downward-pointing spikes, it turned out that it was simply showing other programs were calling for HDD access during the test. To get more accurate results, I would reboot and make sure as few programs were running in the background as possible.

Or better yet, Safe Mode!


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 Post subject: Re: Hard drive strange benchmark
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:42 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
OvenMaster wrote:
Whenever I tested a drive and got results with downward-pointing spikes, it turned out that it was simply showing other programs were calling for HDD access during the test. To get more accurate results, I would reboot and make sure as few programs were running in the background as possible.

Or better yet, Safe Mode!

I'll try both later on. Once I get a chance though I'll try to put my old desktop to work again and check the HDD there.


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