Epox MVPC2 and 160GB Hard Drive?

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AlleyViper
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DonPedro wrote:BuonaDomenica,

have you installed the card meanwhile? if so let us know your experience and also give us some benchnumbers.

a very handy and small hd-test program is dskbench. needs no installation, just opens a cmd-window and tells you about read/write sequential and block scores. also tells cpu-usage. you can download it here
Hey, a quick and dirty fave of mine is hdspeed, made from the same creator as the via latency patches.

http://www.georgebreese.com/net/software/#HDSPEED

it shows interface speed and physical reads while it's running, and shows usb drives too.
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Post by DonPedro »

alleyviper,

just tried tst32. I am sorry to tell that the results it gives are not very consistent, it fluctuates by 30% and random read rate drops to unimaginable 0.8 mb/s (from 18.8) when the testsize is set to 20. I think will stick with dskbench.

TST32
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L:\disk tst32>tst32
TST disk-speed test
32-bit edition
Copyright 1999-2000, George E. Breese. Rev. 12/26/00
Write rate is 55.555 megabytes per second.
Read rate is 41.666 megabytes per second.
Testing random reading for five seconds...
Random read rate is 18.711 megabytes per second.

L:\disk tst32>tst32
TST disk-speed test
32-bit edition
Copyright 1999-2000, George E. Breese. Rev. 12/26/00
Write rate is 52.631 megabytes per second.
Read rate is 29.411 megabytes per second.
Testing random reading for five seconds...
Random read rate is 18.812 megabytes per second.

L:\disk tst32>tst32 20
TST disk-speed test
32-bit edition
Copyright 1999-2000, George E. Breese. Rev. 12/26/00
Testing 20 megabytes
Write rate is 51.150 megabytes per second.
Read rate is 46.620 megabytes per second.
Testing random reading for five seconds...
Random read rate is 0.774 megabytes per second.

L:\disk tst32>tst32 20
TST disk-speed test
32-bit edition
Copyright 1999-2000, George E. Breese. Rev. 12/26/00
Testing 20 megabytes
Write rate is 48.543 megabytes per second.
Read rate is 48.076 megabytes per second.
Testing random reading for five seconds...
Random read rate is 0.827 megabytes per second.

L:\disk tst32>tst32 20
TST disk-speed test
32-bit edition
Copyright 1999-2000, George E. Breese. Rev. 12/26/00
Testing 20 megabytes
Write rate is 50.761 megabytes per second.
Read rate is 43.383 megabytes per second.
Testing random reading for five seconds...
Random read rate is 0.800 megabytes per second.

L:\disk tst32>tst32 20 /q
TST disk-speed test
32-bit edition
Copyright 1999-2000, George E. Breese. Rev. 12/26/00
Testing 20 megabytes
Checking quality by reading and writing a pattern
Write rate is 50.251 megabytes per second.
Read rate is 30.165 megabytes per second.
Testing random reading for five seconds...
Random read rate is 0.803 megabytes per second.

DSKBENCH (tested on the same drive/partition:
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L:\dskbench212>dskbench
DskBench 2.12
(c) 1998, SESA, J.M.Catena (cat@sesa.es, www.sesa.es)
Timer Check = 1001 (should be near 1000)
CPU Check = 49.95 % (should be near 50.00 %)
CPU index (relative to Pro 200 MHz) = 3.188826
Open = 1 ms
Write = 4661 ms, 54.92 MB/s, CPU = 10.50 %
Flush = 2 ms
Rewin = 0 ms
Read = 4702 ms, 54.44 MB/s, CPU = 7.96 %
Close = 0 ms
BlockSize = 131072, MB/s = 22.30, Tracks = 265.16, CPU = 3.37 %
BlockSize = 65536, MB/s = 20.05, Tracks = 238.33, CPU = 2.83 %
BlockSize = 32768, MB/s = 18.30, Tracks = 217.61, CPU = 3.68 %
BlockSize = 16384, MB/s = 17.16, Tracks = 203.96, CPU = 5.62 %
BlockSize = 8192, MB/s = 16.02, Tracks = 190.50, CPU = 9.32 %
BlockSize = 4096, MB/s = 14.05, Tracks = 166.99, CPU = 16.15 %

G:\dskbench212>dskbench
DskBench 2.12
(c) 1998, SESA, J.M.Catena (cat@sesa.es, www.sesa.es)
Timer Check = 1001 (should be near 1000)
CPU Check = 49.80 % (should be near 50.00 %)
CPU index (relative to Pro 200 MHz) = 3.190557
Open = 1 ms
Write = 4744 ms, 53.96 MB/s, CPU = 9.72 %
Flush = 2 ms
Rewin = 0 ms
Read = 4813 ms, 53.19 MB/s, CPU = 7.82 %
Close = 0 ms
BlockSize = 131072, MB/s = 22.77, Tracks = 270.72, CPU = 3.03 %
BlockSize = 65536, MB/s = 20.47, Tracks = 243.40, CPU = 3.05 %
BlockSize = 32768, MB/s = 19.33, Tracks = 229.80, CPU = 3.94 %
BlockSize = 16384, MB/s = 17.67, Tracks = 210.04, CPU = 6.23 %
BlockSize = 8192, MB/s = 16.03, Tracks = 190.58, CPU = 9.71 %
BlockSize = 4096, MB/s = 14.65, Tracks = 174.19, CPU = 15.78 %

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I was talking about hdspeed to check bandwidth and reads realtime, at http://www.georgebreese.com/net/softwar ... ed_014.zip , for a better program with complete stats try hdtach, cheers!
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Post by BuonaDomenica »

DonPedro wrote:BuonaDomenica,

have you installed the card meanwhile? if so let us know your experience and also give us some benchnumbers.

a very handy and small hd-test program is dskbench. needs no installation, just opens a cmd-window and tells you about read/write sequential and block scores. also tells cpu-usage. you can download it here
Hi,

so far I did not get to it to install the card and hard drive.

I will post back with the results

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