OK, mine is small (she tells me it's not the size...) 3.4GB MAXTOR, 5400RPM, UDMA33 Here are the results :
>>ave read speed - 11486.8kps
>>read burst speed - 23.5mbps
>>random access - 15.7ms
and just for kicks - external Zip drive:
I downloaded the hard drive test and performance measurement utility today (HDtach) and used it. The shareware version will only test the Read throughput etc. It will not do the write tests anymore - I have to pay money and register to get the write tests etc. They figured a way to make money :-) I found another utility called DiskSpeed Test written by Alexander Grigoriev. This can be found on the net and is a DOS program that does a simpl read/write test. I have searched hard and can't find any shareware that is decent performance test for hardware throughputs. In any case....I have found useful info on this site, and add this as my contribution.
As for as the numbers go, the numbers you guys give above are meaningful only considering what type of drive you have (PIO, UDMA mode 2, UDMA mode 4 etc). Also one has to take into account the disk buffer size available. I got a UDMA4 disk capable of 66 MB/s but am struggling with my controller card (Inclose) to get it working at that speed in Win98. Right now my mobo UDMA-33 controller gives me a average Read numbers around 25 MB/s :-(
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