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Good benchmarking programs???

By SuperCheetah
Mar 17, 2002
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  1. What are some good hard drive benchmarking programs I can use??? I've heard that Sisoft Sandra isn't very accurate. Also, I tried to download HDTach 2.61, but I can't run it without registering and paying $50 for it!!! I was wondering what some other quality programs are that I might use to see if my raid setup is performing where it should be?

    Thanks for any info. guys!!! :)
  2. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    SiSoft Sandra

    The Meeting 'spot' > PCMARK 2002 Scores/sys specs
    http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=536&highlight=Sisoft

    PCMARK 2002 BUG!?

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  3. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    Im a big fan of Sisoft Sandra. I never heard of it being inaccurate. 3Dmark2001se is a great way of testing out your video capabilites.
  4. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    Sisoft Sandra seems to be the best general test program.
    3dmark 2000 for testing DirectX 7 Graphics Cards
    3dmark 2001SE for testing DirectX 8.1 Graphics Cards

    PCmark for testing nothing :)
    Seriously the madonion boys need to sort this one out http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=536
  5. ScHiZo

    ScHiZo Newcomer, in training

    I personally use Fresh Diagnose v3.75. I don't know how reliable it is, but it seems accurate to me. Here's the URL: http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdiag.html If you're going to do a HDD bench, be aware that the results that you're comparing your system to on the chart are done on FAT32 and not on a NTFS partition. I've e-mailed the author of the program in the past, and he confirmed it. So it's no rumor..
  6. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    I have also used Fresh Diagnose v3.75 and liked it very much. I usually run different benchmarks for different things. Try Fresh and see if that doesn't help. Also I believe there is a free version of HD Tach you can get that only does the read test and not the write test.
  7. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    SiSoft Sandra, Atto, PCMark, HD Tach
  8. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Tarkus,

    What is Atto, can you post a link to it for all to goto ??

    Thanks a mil !
  9. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

  10. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    SVT, is HD Tach by TCD Labs, and is ATTO only for fiber channel and SCSI stuff ??
  11. harpy82

    harpy82 Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    it is better to use Sisoft sandra.. since there r many people out there using it..... it will be easier to compare ur results with other users as well....
     
  12. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 868

    I have one thing to add. Is HDTach compatibly with XP??? I've tried using it and it gives me an error message. Anyone know about this?
  13. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    A lot of people besides myself use Atto for IDE and IDE RAID even though ATTO makes SCSI RAID equipment. It will work for both. Atto benchmark is now part of Atto Express Pro Tools. You can choose to install the disk benchmark by itself (I hear) I found a link that is just the benchmark by itself. Let me try to find it again....

    http://www.centris.free-online.co.uk/wreckie.htm
  14. Nan11

    Nan11 Newcomer, in training

    Thanx for the link Tarkus
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