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Last response: in Storage
August 11, 2006 1:38:04 AM

Can't anyone point me to the right direction of where to get a benchmarking software to measure the bandwith of my hard drive? I have raid 0 array and just want to know how fast is can write, read, etc and to be able to compare it to other pc. :) 


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August 11, 2006 4:39:29 AM

Anyone at all can give a good site to download a good storage benchmarking software for free. :) 
August 11, 2006 5:15:02 AM

iozone, hdtach, bench32, sandra, to name a few.....
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August 11, 2006 10:07:28 PM

Well thanks guys for your help and what are your storage benchies anyways, if you don't mind me asking?
August 12, 2006 6:26:42 AM

Man, those cheetah's are fast, but not worth the price difference, except in my servers :) 

2x Samsung Spinpoint 250's SATA on NVRAID with HDTach3 (long test) and Everest (trial):

Transfer rate: 105.8MB/s
Burst Speed: 255.0MB/s
Random Access: 13.9ms (sure got me there wusy!)

Linear (middle): 123.5MB/s
Random: 118.1MB/s
Buffered: 342.9MB/s
Avg Read Access: 13.81

At least they agree on my access time :) 

And here's from ATTI bench32, this is just crazy talk:

Transfer Size 512KB to 1024KB Total Length of 32MB no Direct I/O Queue Depth of 4

Write Read
.5 26.8MB 93.7MB
1 26.0MB 179.5MB
2 23.2MB 336.6MB
4 16.0MB 590.3MB
8 16.8MB 937.3MB :trophy:
16 15.3MB 247.4MB
32 13.2MB 527.0MB
64 19.5MB 713.0MB
128 35.0MB 889.2MB
256 24.4MB 956.3MB :trophy:
512 212MB 351.4MB (weird jump huh?)
1024 143.8MB 142.3MB

I don't think that program works too well :) 
August 12, 2006 11:35:34 AM

Well I tried the softwares that you guys are suggesting but I have not manage to run them. Too complicated for me I guess but however I manage to run Nbench. I don't know if you guys are familiar with it but when I run the test for the hard drive (raid 0 74Gb Raptor) I got this:

Disk performance, MBytes/sec
File size: 10.0 Mbytes

thread: 0
write: 158.73
read: 45.66

First of all I don't know which drive is it running. I have 2 drive, main is raid 0 and slave which is regular 7200rpm drive. Still don't know what this numbers corresponds to it's performance.
August 12, 2006 4:43:04 PM

I've got a couple of the new 15k cheetahs in 2 of my servers, they are currently restricted to a 160 card though :( 

I've got around 10 18GB 10k's lying around, 3 in use on one of my personal servers, I use the others for various backup needs and ghost images, they are still fast.

To Chuckshissle, hdtach is stupid easy, just click "Run Test" :) 
August 13, 2006 5:20:03 AM

Okay Im running HD Tach and this is my results.

Quick bench (8Mb zones)

My main drive: Raid 0 2x74Gb Raptor = 222.1 MB/s
My backup/storage drive: WD 300Gb Caviar = 119.1 MB/s

How's that? :) 
August 13, 2006 7:10:34 AM

Those Burst times?
August 13, 2006 7:48:25 AM

Yes. Is that good?
August 13, 2006 8:06:38 AM

Yes, and the average read says 120 Mb/s. Is that good?

Sound like it's on PCI 32-bit 33Mhz +overhead =122MB.s at max.
Yes that's a healthy score.

I'm using onboard raid controller of the Gigabyte GA-8N SLi Royal mobo with Nvidia Serial ATA raid 0. Is there any way this can be improved? This is my first raid pc and still don't know much about it. :) 
August 13, 2006 8:54:10 AM

Mine was a bit faster and it's on an msi k8n neo4 platinum with the nvraid, I assume it would the same or similar to yours. I'd recommend something for you to tweak, but it's 3am and I'm not thinking straight, maybe in the morning.