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You have fairly fast drives, with space to boot. Access time is where VR edge out mechanical drives, but that's pretty much it. SSD's have roughly a .1ms access time, making them ideal for OS's. Overall, it looks great
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I see. thanks. + reps given

I'd appreciate some WD caviar green hdtune benchmarks. I'd like to compare it to my current hard drives. I can't seem to find a hdtune benchmark in the forums TIA
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Greens in RAID, or alone? I can run a benchmark on a single 1Tb if your interested, sorry I don't have two
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Greens in RAID, or alone? I can run a benchmark on a single 1Tb if your interested, sorry I don't have two
just a single green. it's my first time trying raid and it took me all night to get it working I'm a complete noob about this lol. I don't even know what the numbers mean in the hdtune benchmark and what they're for

+rep btw
post #15 of 20
looks fine to me
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Darn...I don't want to pay for a license and I've already registered HDTune, so I can't run the test I did before though, I believe my access time was around 12ms, and I was getting an average throughput of around 80Mb/s, sorry I can't be more accurate Greens only run at 5,400rpm, they're more for storage then speed, and it shows. I have my entire Steam folder installed on mine, it's the only drive I have big enough to hold nearly 600Gb worth of games and custom content, and besides the minor lag from recovering from sleep mode, I didn't notice a difference from my Raptor.
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^

it's ok thanks again
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i have recently added 2 raptors in Raid 0 and wie is only 5.6, do i need to update drivers or anything for an increase? i think they are not the latest gen of raptors would that matter?
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Tried re-running WEI to see if it fluctuates at all?

It really is an awful benchmark. HDTune, CrystalDiskMark, etc. actually reveal how a drive performs. WEI just has a one-size-fits-all number that doesn't even make any sense.
     
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WD 500GB Below

HD Tune:


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