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    Hey all-

    any good (preferably freeware) computer system testers/benchmarker softwares you all would recomend?

    I got my new system all done and put the SSD in it (60GB OCZ Vertex Turbo) and yes, it seems damn fast, but for some reason, i dont seem very impressed with the whole system as a whole.

    Maybe i was expecting too much!? i dont know. i would like to really thoroughly test the WHOLE system. really beat the hell out of everything. most importantly the processor and drives though.

    I have the SSD as my system drive. then i have a 750GB drive and 1TB drive as media drives. I was trrasfering a significant amount of info (200+GB) from the 1TB to the 750GB and it just seemed agonizingly slow. I tghink about 70MB/s xfer rate. Does that sound right? (SATA drives)

    The system starts up from a dead start in aobut 12 seconds. (pretty cool i guess).

    Thanks anyone for your adivce.

    it *did* rip a full blu ray in about 3 hours. from full blu-ray image to compressed .mkv HD format. I guess thats pretty good right?


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    Hi Marc,

    To test your SSD try ATTO a very tiny and fast checker.
    I get a maximum of 212MB/s for read and 170MB/s for write.
    That's the normal 60GB OCZ Vertex.

    For your whole system 3D Mark is a nice test (in pro, but also in free version)

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    Yep I've used 3D Mark a lot in the past. The free version is pretty good though it's can be tricky to related the 3D Mark scores it gives to real performance numbers.

    Mike

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    ehh 3D mark is a very artificial number...

    for disk benching use ATTO, HFtach, HDtune etc...

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    Play the "Crysis" game at its full-bore graphics settings -

    That should be a good test...and a lot more fun than the other suggestions!
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    how do these results look?
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    Sisoft Sandra has a free version, which can give you a rough comparison against other hardware in the database.

    On my 80gb x25-m, read speeds are about double of the write speed. I personally find a software raid0 using two seagate 7200.12's to be just as quick for my desktop.

    Was running the ssd in the car-pc, but having some random lockups and glitches lately seemingly related to the drive.

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    looks good to me... I get like 150~MB/s in the ATTO bench off my 30gb Vertex in my IBM T60p notebook

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    HMMM...... Your write seems a little slow. I'm running 2 Velociraptors in RAID 0 for my C drive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 300EVIL View Post
    HMMM...... Your write seems a little slow. I'm running 2 Velociraptors in RAID 0 for my C drive.

    http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t321/hightechstuff2/HDDSpeed.png[/IMG]
    considering the manufacturer spec for the drive is

    Sequential Access - Read up to 240MB/s
    Sequential Access - Write up to 145MB/s
    Sustained Write: Up to 100MB/s

    i think he is doing ok

    remember VR's are very fast, and your running in a RAID0 so you have the added benefit of 2 SATA paths... but the SSD is always going to win for seek obviously

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