20th November 2009, 23:03 #1
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?
21st November 2009, 00:05 #2
21st November 2009, 01:03 #3
Link to the Overall result:
My disk test result is below Average. Is it a bad news? The hard drive is new. I just reformat it.
2nd December 2009, 18:39 #4
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.
2nd December 2009, 19:20 #5
if you need more performance then go for SSDs... they perform's very much faster than traditional magnetic disks...
2nd December 2009, 19:28 #6
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.
9th December 2009, 22:21 #7
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.
10th December 2009, 05:20 #8
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.