Any PCmark 2004 drive scores out there to compare with?

By Rick
May 26, 2004
  1. Anyone care to compare RAID 0 scores?

    *Edit - I've added HD Tach & SiSoft Sandra 2004 scores as well

    Would anyone mind comparing PCMark 2004 HDD test scores?

    I have a 160GB RAID 0 setup (160GB x 2 w/ NTFS). The "catch" being one is IDE and the other is SATA.

    These are my scores:

    PCMark 2004 -
    XP Startup: 10.177mb
    Application Loading: 6.759mb
    File Copying: 42.812mb
    General HDD: 6.502mb

    HD Tach -
    Read speed MAX: 70.7mb
    Minmum Read: 24.4mb
    Average Read: 44.2mb

    SiSoft Sandra 2004 -
    Drive Index: 50.1mb/s
    Buffered Read 77mb
    Seq Read 70mb
    Random Read 7mb
    Buffered Write 56mb
    Seq write 66mb
    Random Write 11mb
    Access time 7ms

    System Specs:

    Athlon XP 2700+
    1536mb DDR 2700
    Radeon 9600XT
    RAID 0 with Promise Fast Trak s150 TX2+ (160GB x 2)
    Drive 1: SATA Samsung 160GB / 8mb cache / 7200RPM
    Drive 2: IDE Samsung 160GB / 8mb cache / 7200RPM

    Windows XP
    Promise Fastrak 150+ SATA/IDE controller
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I'll run it on my RAID array and my Raptor once I get home. I don't think I've run 2004, only 2002.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,573   +65

    Your Raptors will blow me away. ;)
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I just have one 74GB Raptor, and two 120GB WD SEs in RAID0. Wish I had two Raptors though ;)

    Anyway here are my results...

    74GB WD Raptor
    Total: 5401
    XP Startup: 10.174MB/s (oooh...close)
    Application Loading: 8.653MB/s
    File Copying: 27.736MB/s (can't expect one drive to beat two, especially on seperate controllers :))
    General HDD: 7.398MB/s

    WD Special Edition RAID0
    Total: 4075
    XP Startup: 6.894MB/s
    Application Loading: 5.693MB/s
    File Copying: 29.086MB/s
    General HDD: 5.315MB/s

    That's certainly not as well as I'd hoped for the array. The Raptor did great. I wonder if the fragmentation of the drive has anything to do with it, I don't think I've defragged even since I've set the array up.
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,573   +65

    Looks like your Raptor puts up a nice fight against your RAID. ;)

    Compared to your results, I would think my setup is performing about like it should.
  6. NomadPro

    NomadPro TS Rookie

    Heres my dual raptors

    pentium 550 @ 4.1ghz hotbounce
    asus p5ad2 premium
    leadtek winfast 6600 pci express
    2 x 74gb wd raptors
    2x 256mb ddr2 533mhz dual channel corsair xms mem
    ati tv tuner

    xp startup 15.807 hotbounce
    application loading 9.803
    file copying 31.07
    general hdd 9.57
    and these scores are before a defrag can anybody hang. and would anybody like to compare cpu or mem scores. :hotbounce :hotbounce

    scores after defrag
    xp startup 16.494
    app loading 10.349
    file copy 38.385
    gen hdd 10.100
    to get the real speed u need two raptors but not bad scores for just one
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