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So I have a P67 motherboard and I want to check out if my SATA performance is where it should be, and if it is degrading.

I would assume the best way to do this is to run something like HDTach? Or what would be the best program to run to test the performance?

Also I don't have a high end HD... just a 7200rpm Seagate drive, so what numbers should I be looking for on the read/write/latency etc.
post #2 of 26
you should be able to tell by a few ways, id have expected a slow degrading of transfer speeds from drive to drive, so it you cut and pasted a 4gb file from one of your drives to the other it should get about 100mb/s average. the second thing id expect later on is that drives may not be picked up on boot as well as slow access times, so opening a program that may have taken 3 seconds might take a minute
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I ran HDTune, I tried installing HDTach but I didn't know that only worked on XP.

Here are my results:


Drive is a 320GB Seagate ST3320833AS. I am not sure if these numbers are about right for this drive so if anyone else knows that will be great.
post #4 of 26
either way if it is the you can still get your board replaced when they start doing so, and they said that simulating 3 years of use is when they seen the problem arise so for now you should notice anything unless your running alot of HD heavy apps or some sort of server thing with VM.
 
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The result looks right to me.
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No... the best way to tell is to check your SMART values. Check if the resend value is increasing.
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post #7 of 26
My goodness that's slow lol. time for an SSD.



But on topic: I'd just run that once a month and see if it goes down. Probably will anyway do to normal OS use.
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EDIT: Ignore this post... alt+tabbed by accident into a different thread.

Free bump? ^_^

Sorry. xD
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
No... the best way to tell is to check your SMART values. Check if the resend value is increasing.
Is that something in HDTune or is that in Admin Tools in the control panel?
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Wait, SATA degreades?
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