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    luffy is offline Windows Enthusiast
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    Default How to test hard drive speed?

    I just install a second hard drive this. The website said Rotational Speed : 7200 rpm. and Data Transfer Rates : 300 MB/s.
    When I check the sticker on the hard drive. It said Data Transfer Rates : 150MB/s. And Nowhere mention about Rotational Speed.
    Can you some recommend a free software to check this information?
    Thank you.

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    The result:

    Link to the Overall result:
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    My disk test result is below Average. Is it a bad news? The hard drive is new. I just reformat it.

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    That does not have to be bad. It depends from model you bought. You have WD Caviar Blue (Performance and reliability -average performance ), WD Caviar Green (Cool, quiet, eco-friendly - low performance) ,WD Caviar Black (Maximum performance - max performance). Check which one is your model, and you'll know if you need to be worried.

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    if you need more performance then go for SSDs... they perform's very much faster than traditional magnetic disks...

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    Here is what you can expect from an SSD. Note especially the Access Time.



    In comparison, this is my HDD

    Last edited by whs; 2nd December 2009 at 19:43.

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    Well, SSD is great, but the price is really to much now. I just hope it will drop soon, so I can get myself one.

    Cheers

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    Thank you everyone.
    I have been playing L4D, crysis, mirror's edge, mass effect on this hard drive. And it runs fine. Probably I'm worry to much.

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