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I just ran a benchmark using HD tune and this is the result i got,



the hard drive is regular 500GB, 16MB buffer, 5400RPM,

i am just asking if the result is normal for it's class or something is wrong?
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Correction, rotation speed is 7200RPM



could it be? then why does it take forever to open Revit if the CPU & RAM are nowhere near stressed?
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post #3 of 14
looks normal. If you want things to open faster try defragmenting, short stroking the partition, or get a SSD.
post #4 of 14
Those speeds look pretty typical for a modern 7,200rpm 2.5" HDD.

As for why things are slow opening...well you do seem to have a lot of stuff running.
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post #5 of 14
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looks normal. If you want things to open faster try defragmenting, short stroking the partition, or get a SSD.

Short stroking?

Mind explaining how its done?
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post #6 of 14
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Those speeds look pretty typical for a modern 7,200rpm 2.5" HDD.
As for why things are slow opening...well you do seem to have a lot of stuff running.

Only Revit takes forever, and it's not the GPU since the hard drive goes crazy once i open it
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post #7 of 14
SSD!
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SSD!

Too expensive in Turkey and adding an SDD means re-installing Windows, a long list considering how many apps i got
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Quote:
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Quote:
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SSD!

Too expensive
I'll give you that.
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in Turkey and adding an SDD means re-installing Windows, a long list considering how many apps i got
Lies! You don't need to reinstall, you can clone over. wink.gif
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I'll give you that.
Lies! You don't need to reinstall, you can clone over. wink.gif

Do i have to clone the entire partition (200GB)? or can i choose what to clone?
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