Hi, i just ran a disk speed test and my main results are; Overall Write Speed = 33.6 Kb/sec, Overall Read Speed = 39Kb/sec. Now none of this really makes much sense to me so i am looking to experts who can tell me if these are slow or fast speeds in general. Also anyone else with a 150GB Raptor, if you know your read/write speeds plz post them so i can compare. thanks for any help.
Hi there, i installed and used a utility called HDTach www.hdtach.com , like codesmith suggested and here are my results, Random Access = 8.4ms, Average read = 75.4MB/s. Oh yeah and Burst Speed = 137.4MB/s If you could get that and tell me your results that would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
Your Raptor is peforming great, only few % below the maximum possible scores.
Remember you can't compare scores from different programs and sometimes people quote maxium read rates rather than averate or even worse interface burst rates which simply meassue the speed of the bus and not the drive itself.
Anyway if your is in fact performing slowly, its definately not the hard drive.
You should try defragmenting and perhapse running virus and spayware scans (avast, adware, spybot are my favorites).
Okay great thanks, its a relief to know my Raptors working right. I guess i should try running the speed test after a reboot to see if i can get even better results. Oh yeah and i use Spybot as my spyware killer 8)