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03-15-2003, 03:33 PM
I can't seem to get my 120GB Wester Digital SE Drive over 19,000 on the Sisoft Sandra File System benchmark...
I changed the drive to LBA in the BIOS and still no luck... got any suggestions?
Shouldn't I bet getting like 30,000?
It's been partitioned
15GB - C Drive (fat32)
the rest is in NTFS
Could that be a reason?
03-15-2003, 08:25 PM
Mine was benched @ around 32000 on SiSoft! You could see my score using PCMark.
03-16-2003, 01:23 AM
Quick little update...
So here's what's going on.. Like I was saying.. I split the drive w/ 2 partitions... one of them... the C was in FAT32... and the other... E... was in NTFS
I did the benchmark on the C (FAT32) and I got 31,000 which is what I want to be getting...
I did the benchmark on the E (NTFS) and I got 17,000-18,000.... which is NOT what I want.
Is there a reason I can't get anything higher than that for my second partition?
03-16-2003, 03:31 AM
I haven't benched the other partition so I don't know the score! It's also depends on how much data you have in that partition! I don't have SiSoft anymore but I could give PCMark a run and see what I get!
03-17-2003, 04:08 PM
Thanks... It's only like 20% full if at anything... Not much on there...
03-17-2003, 10:28 PM
anyone got any suggestions?
03-20-2003, 09:28 PM
ughhhh... I give up...
Taken from Tom's Hardware:
Modern harddisks use different track sizes. The outer parts of a disk have more space for sectors than the inner parts. Usually, HD’s begin to write from the outside to the inside of a disk. Hence, data written or read at the beginning of a HD is accessed and transferred faster rate.
03-21-2003, 01:31 AM
My D partition (NTFS - 92GB) is only benched @ 24386!
03-24-2003, 02:10 PM
Interesting.. although I'm still getting 19,000
03-24-2003, 04:11 PM
I think sandra lies it is showing my maxtor 40gb drive is being faster than my wd 120gb drive (8mb se) and both are 7200 rpm..
This just shows that Benchmarks suck. :D
03-24-2003, 05:53 PM
The outer part of the disk is always faster than the inner part of the disk. Your C uses from the outer to the middle, and the D uses from the middle to the inner. Of course its slower.
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