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Looking for a program that tests hard drive speed

by x1800yolk / July 17, 2008 3:47 PM PDT

Hey, looking for software that tests hard drive speed. Specifically, RPM speed.

This is why: right now, my laptop has a 100gb 7200 rpm hard drive. What I want to do is set up RAID 0 on it, with 2 new hard drives. Yes, both fit in my laptop.. I am deciding whether or not it will be worth it to get 7200 rpm drives over 5400 drives, and to do that, I thought I'd test drive speed while using certain programs. Would love some help, Brian

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Try HD Tune 2.55...
by John.Wilkinson / July 17, 2008 11:35 PM PDT

It's a nice freeware option that graphs hard drive performance and gives you stats such as burst rate, access time, min/max/average transfer rate, and CPU usage during that time. Just note that it depends highly on the exact computer the hard drive's in, the OS being used, the state of fragmentation, etc.

John

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thanks!
by x1800yolk / July 18, 2008 3:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Try HD Tune 2.55...

Thanks!

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