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Hard drive speed

Postby TheeMahn » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:13 am

Post you Hard disk speed and hardware here.
All results posted below unless otherwise specified were on my previous board, please see my sig for current hardware loadout:

Hardware In order:
Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe (AMD X2 - 4600)
1 GB ddr 3200
Maxtor 250 GB Sata II (sda1,sda2,sda3)
Maxtor 320 GB Sata II
Maxtor 320 GB Sata II
Western Digital 500 GB Sata II Raid Edition (md0 - raid0)
Western Digital 500 GB Sata II Raid Edition (md0 - raid0)

Open a terminal:
Cache tests

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sudo hdparm -T /dev/Your_Drive


My results:
/dev/sda1:
Timing cached reads: 2026 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1013.39 MB/sec
/dev/sda2:
Timing cached reads: 1790 MB in 2.00 seconds = 895.72 MB/sec
/dev/sda3:
Timing cached reads: 1914 MB in 2.00 seconds = 957.43 MB/sec


Results same 250 GB drive on newboard (amazing, I bet it is the extra ram):
/dev/sda1:
Timing cached reads: 2954 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1477.54 MB/sec


Overall Performance:
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sudo hdparm -t /dev/Your_Drive


My results:
/dev/sda1:
Timing buffered disk reads: 174 MB in 3.01 seconds = 57.72 MB/sec
/dev/sda2:
Timing buffered disk reads: 170 MB in 3.01 seconds = 56.43 MB/sec
/dev/sda3:
Timing buffered disk reads: 100 MB in 3.04 seconds = 32.91 MB/sec



New mainboard (no change here):
/dev/sda1:
Timing buffered disk reads: 174 MB in 3.01 seconds = 57.86 MB/sec


sda3 is full slows it way down identical drive to sda2

EDIT: 2 X 500 GB Western Digital Raid Edition drives added (raid 0):

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Disk /dev/md0: 1000.2 GB, 1000210300928 bytes
2 heads, 4 sectors/track, 244191968 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8 * 512 = 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000


My results:
/dev/md0:
Timing buffered disk reads: 450 MB in 3.00 seconds = 149.81 MB/sec


New Mainboard (raid 0 cached & overall):
/dev/md0:
Timing cached reads: 2860 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1430.61 MB/sec

/dev/md0:
Timing buffered disk reads: 450 MB in 3.00 seconds = 149.88 MB/sec


My conclusion of the above results the controller on the new mainboard had no speed gain except in cached speed (this will only last as long as memory holds out.


Discovering your maximum or "burst speed" of a hard disk:
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sudo hdparm --direct -tT /dev/Your_Drive


EDIT: Added Raptor 74.6 GB Sata I 10000 RPM
theemahn@SledgeHammer:~$ sudo hdparm -T /dev/sda1

/dev/sda1:
Timing cached reads: 3114 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1556.83 MB/sec
theemahn@SledgeHammer:~$ sudo hdparm -t /dev/sda1

/dev/sda1:
Timing buffered disk reads: 340 MB in 3.01 seconds = 113.10 MB/sec
theemahn@SledgeHammer:~$ sudo hdparm --direct -tT /dev/sda1

/dev/sda1:
Timing O_DIRECT cached reads: 458 MB in 2.00 seconds = 228.95 MB/sec
Timing O_DIRECT disk reads: 346 MB in 3.00 seconds = 115.28 MB/sec


Funny to see a sata I drive beats the snot out of all of my sata II drives, I would love to have 2 of them raided ;) Better yet 2 Velociraptors. A single solid state drive I am sure would still beat it. Way out of my price range.
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Re: Hard drive speed

Postby wadeeb » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:07 am

/dev/hda:
Timing cached reads: 5138 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2574.98 MB/sec
/dev/hda:
Timing buffered disk reads: 100 MB in 3.02 seconds = 33.09 MB/sec

Vmware raw IDE hhd in Vista ultimate (ext3/swap format) >> older 40gb Hitachi (HTS548040M9AT00 ATA Device) PATA from d600 installed in media bay of a M4300
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Re: Hard drive speed

Postby DaddyX3 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:24 pm

Test performed on an AMD 3800+X2/ ASUS A8N32-SLIDeluxe MB

Cache test:
/dev/sda1:
Timing cached reads: 2072 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1036.38 MB/sec
/dev/sda2:
Timing cached reads: 2054 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1027.97 MB/sec
/dev/sda3:
Timing cached reads: 2042 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1021.54 MB/sec
overall perfomance:
/dev/sda1:
Timing buffered disk reads: 182 MB in 3.02 seconds = 60.30 MB/sec
/dev/sda2:
Timing buffered disk reads: 142 MB in 3.02 seconds = 47.10 MB/sec
/dev/sda3:
Timing buffered disk reads: 142 MB in 3.02 seconds = 47.00 MB/sec

Not shockingly so, TheeMahn and I have the same MB :)

sda1: Western Digital 160JS sata 3.0G
sda2: Western Digital 160JS sata 3.0G
sda3: Western Digital 320JS sata 3.0G
sda4: not hooked up but also 320JS
used to have raid -0 on 2- of the 160JSs' & 2 of the 320JSs' had to break it during the transition to Ultimate Edition. Vista had created a dynamic disk out the raid -0 drives and couldn't install to them :cry: I might go back to them again after getting comfortable with Ultimate Edition for a while.

EDIT: Got my raid 0 back together ------
/dev/md0:
Timing buffered disk reads: 368 MB in 3.01 seconds = 122.33 MB/sec


New computer (in sig.):

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zzmadi@zzmadi-desktop:~$ sudo hdparm -t -T /dev/sdb

/dev/sdb:
 Timing cached reads:   4682 MB in  2.00 seconds = 2341.51 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:  182 MB in  3.01 seconds =  60.49 MB/sec


Note: I still have 2GB of RAM, but it is 1333MHz, maybe this is the cause of the higher (a lot higher!) cached reads???
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Re: Hard drive speed

Postby mrdeath.swe » Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:09 pm

Cache tests:
/dev/sda1:
Timing cached reads: 7382 MB in 2.00 seconds = 3694.28 MB/sec
/dev/sda6:
Timing cached reads: 7866 MB in 2.00 seconds = 3937.26 MB/s


Overall Performance:
/dev/sda1:
Timing buffered disk reads: 186 MB in 3.02 seconds = 61.55 MB/sec
/dev/sda6:
Timing buffered disk reads: 174 MB in 3.03 seconds = 57.42 MB/sec


Edit: hdd info (hdparm):
Model Number: WDC WD2500JS-55NCB1
SATA-II (3.0Gb/s)
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Re: Hard drive speed

Postby jfg69 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:40 am

This is REALLY pathetic... I guess you really DO get what ya pay for, eh?
CACHE
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/dev/sdb1: Timing cached reads:   722 MB in  2.00 seconds = 360.39 MB/sec

/dev/sdb2: Timing cached reads:   744 MB in  2.00 seconds = 371.67 MB/sec

/dev/sdb3: Timing cached reads:   734 MB in  2.00 seconds = 366.35 MB/sec

/dev/sda1: Timing cached reads:   738 MB in  2.00 seconds = 368.57 MB/sec

/dev/sda2: Timing cached reads:   732 MB in  2.00 seconds = 365.86 MB/sec

/dev/sda3: Timing cached reads:   730 MB in  2.00 seconds = 364.72 MB/sec

/dev/sda4: Timing cached reads:   732 MB in  2.00 seconds = 365.60 MB/sec


OVERALL

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/dev/sdb1: Timing buffered disk reads:  184 MB in  3.01 seconds =  61.22 MB/sec

/dev/sdb2: Timing buffered disk reads:  164 MB in  3.03 seconds =  54.16 MB/sec

/dev/sdb3: Timing buffered disk reads:  170 MB in  3.02 seconds =  56.35 MB/sec

/dev/sdb4: Timing buffered disk reads:  156 MB in  3.03 seconds =  51.54 MB/sec


/dev/sda1: Timing buffered disk reads:  206 MB in  3.01 seconds =  68.39 MB/sec

/dev/sda2: Timing buffered disk reads:  212 MB in  3.01 seconds =  70.55 MB/sec

/dev/sda3: Timing buffered disk reads:  220 MB in  3.02 seconds =  72.75 MB/sec

/dev/sda4: Timing buffered disk reads:  106 MB in  3.02 seconds =  35.15 MB/sec


I need to rebuild... GRRRRR...... :evil:
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Re: Hard drive speed

Postby snerd » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:30 am

Wow! I'm old school slow I reckon. :o

/dev/sda1:
Timing cached reads: 814 MB in 2.00 seconds = 406.52 MB/sec

/dev/sda2:
Timing cached reads: 814 MB in 2.00 seconds = 406.78 MB/sec

/dev/sda3:
Timing cached reads: 852 MB in 2.00 seconds = 425.61 MB/sec
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Re: Hard drive speed

Postby TheeMahn » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:43 am

jfg69 wrote:This is REALLY pathetic... I guess you really DO get what ya pay for, eh?
CACHE
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/dev/sdb1: Timing cached reads:   722 MB in  2.00 seconds = 360.39 MB/sec

/dev/sdb2: Timing cached reads:   744 MB in  2.00 seconds = 371.67 MB/sec

/dev/sdb3: Timing cached reads:   734 MB in  2.00 seconds = 366.35 MB/sec

/dev/sda1: Timing cached reads:   738 MB in  2.00 seconds = 368.57 MB/sec

/dev/sda2: Timing cached reads:   732 MB in  2.00 seconds = 365.86 MB/sec

/dev/sda3: Timing cached reads:   730 MB in  2.00 seconds = 364.72 MB/sec

/dev/sda4: Timing cached reads:   732 MB in  2.00 seconds = 365.60 MB/sec


OVERALL

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/dev/sdb1: Timing buffered disk reads:  184 MB in  3.01 seconds =  61.22 MB/sec

/dev/sdb2: Timing buffered disk reads:  164 MB in  3.03 seconds =  54.16 MB/sec

/dev/sdb3: Timing buffered disk reads:  170 MB in  3.02 seconds =  56.35 MB/sec

/dev/sdb4: Timing buffered disk reads:  156 MB in  3.03 seconds =  51.54 MB/sec


/dev/sda1: Timing buffered disk reads:  206 MB in  3.01 seconds =  68.39 MB/sec

/dev/sda2: Timing buffered disk reads:  212 MB in  3.01 seconds =  70.55 MB/sec

/dev/sda3: Timing buffered disk reads:  220 MB in  3.02 seconds =  72.75 MB/sec

/dev/sda4: Timing buffered disk reads:  106 MB in  3.02 seconds =  35.15 MB/sec


I need to rebuild... GRRRRR...... :evil:



You should boot from sda3 ;)
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Re: Hard drive speed

Postby jfg69 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:40 am

TheeMahn wrote:OVERALL

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/dev/sdb1: Timing buffered disk reads:  184 MB in  3.01 seconds =  61.22 MB/sec

/dev/sdb2: Timing buffered disk reads:  164 MB in  3.03 seconds =  54.16 MB/sec

/dev/sdb3: Timing buffered disk reads:  170 MB in  3.02 seconds =  56.35 MB/sec

/dev/sdb4: Timing buffered disk reads:  156 MB in  3.03 seconds =  51.54 MB/sec


/dev/sda1: Timing buffered disk reads:  206 MB in  3.01 seconds =  68.39 MB/sec

/dev/sda2: Timing buffered disk reads:  212 MB in  3.01 seconds =  70.55 MB/sec

/dev/sda3: Timing buffered disk reads:  220 MB in  3.02 seconds =  72.75 MB/sec

/dev/sda4: Timing buffered disk reads:  106 MB in  3.02 seconds =  35.15 MB/sec


I need to rebuild... GRRRRR...... :evil:
You should boot from sda3 ;)


HAHA! you mean go back to 1.4? LOL... :roll: oh wait! my bad... sda3 is the Gutsy RC... nah :mrgreen:
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Re: Hard drive speed

Postby TheeMahn » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:49 am

jfg69 wrote:
TheeMahn wrote:OVERALL

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/dev/sdb1: Timing buffered disk reads:  184 MB in  3.01 seconds =  61.22 MB/sec

/dev/sdb2: Timing buffered disk reads:  164 MB in  3.03 seconds =  54.16 MB/sec

/dev/sdb3: Timing buffered disk reads:  170 MB in  3.02 seconds =  56.35 MB/sec

/dev/sdb4: Timing buffered disk reads:  156 MB in  3.03 seconds =  51.54 MB/sec


/dev/sda1: Timing buffered disk reads:  206 MB in  3.01 seconds =  68.39 MB/sec

/dev/sda2: Timing buffered disk reads:  212 MB in  3.01 seconds =  70.55 MB/sec

/dev/sda3: Timing buffered disk reads:  220 MB in  3.02 seconds =  72.75 MB/sec

/dev/sda4: Timing buffered disk reads:  106 MB in  3.02 seconds =  35.15 MB/sec


I need to rebuild... GRRRRR...... :evil:
You should boot from sda3 ;)


HAHA! you mean go back to 1.4? LOL... :roll: oh wait! my bad... sda3 is the Gutsy RC... nah :mrgreen:



Tomorrow my 2 X 500 GB WD Raid Edition drives arrive. Will raid 0 them XFS purely for backup purposes. I will then xfer all my info from my 320s, whack them and raid 0 them for booting ;) I am going to try note the word "try" and get xfs as my root partition on the 320's (may have to use lilo for that 1, grub and xfs don't play well), don't know what I'll do with the 250 probably windows on the other sata controller. Room for 3 more if I have to do that again it will be 3 TB drives, it will be quite a while i should hope. Will post results when I have them up and running in raid configuration and post a how to with screenshots..
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Re: Hard drive speed

Postby jfg69 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:34 am

TheeMahn wrote:Tomorrow my 2 X 500 GB WD Raid Edition drives arrive. Will raid 0 them XFS purely for backup purposes. I will then xfer all my info from my 320s, whack them and raid 0 them for booting ;) I am going to try note the word "try" and get xfs as my root partition on the 320's (may have to use lilo for that 1, grub and xfs don't play well), don't know what I'll do with the 250 probably windows on the other sata controller. Room for 3 more if I have to do that again it will be 3 TB drives, it will be quite a while i should hope. Will post results when I have them up and running in raid configuration and post a how to with screenshots..


Sweet... Thats a damn lotta drives and a whole helluva lotta space! Which as we all know, is NEVER enough... :lol:
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