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dolphins
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Re: [hard drive] CDM tests have me worried...

OK some great info from both of you. Thank you.

As for Win-7, no thank you, I'll stick with XP Pro for now. The machines I've worked on have proven Win-7 is a resource pig. I can run XP with a firewall, anti-virus and a half dozen other programs only using 230MB of RAM, let's see Win-7 do that!

As for HDD age, yeah, it's about 2 years old now so I guess it's right up there with normal usage stats? But I guess the main thing I was worried about was the drop in performance from sequential to random.

Okay, slightly better performance after booting normally but still a bit worrisome from a layman's point of view.



I'll get the SMART results up soon and should I run CDM at the 1, 2 and 4 GB test levels?
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n_w95482
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said by dolphins:

But I guess the main thing I was worried about was the drop in performance from sequential to random.

What you're seeing is perfectly normal for a mechanical drive. Random I/O is their biggest weakness, and why solid-state drives are so appealing.

said by dolphins:

I'll get the SMART results up soon and should I run CDM at the 1, 2 and 4 GB test levels?

You can try it at larger sizes, but I doubt it'll change much, if at all from 1 GB.
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