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Is it possible for Windows 7 to stop doing so many damned accesses?

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I'm trying to bench my caviar black as a boot drive, but the graph is constantly all over the place because Windows 7 won't stop doing thousands of random bloody accesses!
Benchmark will be running along fine, then sudden MASSIVE drop in graph as windows 7 decides it needs to reread a 1mb file 35 times.

Also, is it normal for the graphs to not be identical each time you run them (in hd tune)? My Seagate Barracuda had an identical benchmark graph every time I ran it, but so far its not been identical more than twice with the caviar black.
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Windows constantly caches and indexes used files for easy retrieval. Try turning off things like indexing and superfetch?
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Windows constantly caches and indexes used files for easy retrieval. Try turning off things like indexing and superfetch?
Indexing is off from the moment I install the OS, and superfetch has never given me problems before.
I'll try again with superfetch turned off, but so far it always seems to be usage from svchost. Usually svchost -dcom or -localnetworkrestricted
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Indexing is off from the moment I install the OS, and superfetch has never given me problems before.
I'll try again with superfetch turned off, but so far it always seems to be usage from svchost. Usually svchost -dcom or -localnetworkrestricted
Well, I wouldn't disable the DCOM service because the Remote Procedure Call service depends on that and a majority of Windows depends on the RPC service. I googled 'localnetworkrestricted' and found this. Seems that person had a similar problem, but IDK if there is anything else relevant on that page.

You could always boot to safe mode to bench your disk so all unnecessary services would be stopped (although this wouldn't represent a 'real' windows environment).
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Look inside svchost... find out if something inside there you can disable. I always hated how they crammed so many processes away in there to hide stuff.
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Look inside svchost... find out if something inside there you can disable. I always hated how they crammed so many processes away in there to hide stuff.
I think it would be a lot worse if there was a separate process for every little thing. But yea, it makes it harder to diagnose.
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Load a command prompt with admin rights, then "net stop wsearch" without the quotes, after the service stops, run the benchmark.

Want a more accurate benchmark, get a live disk of Ubuntu, it has a disk utility with benchmarking options, and very accurate.
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