How to Test Hard Drive Speed

How to Test Hard Drive Speed

Info
Level: Beginner
Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
Date Created: July 12, 2013
Length of Class: 19:26
Research Assistance:
Tracks
Computer Repair
Prerequisites
None
Purpose of Class
This class teaches students how to test the speed of their hard drive
Class Notes
Hard Drives are usually the bottleneck on PC’s and Servers, but most technicians do not consider upgrading them in relation to speed.
Even brand new computers can come with relatively slow hard drives.
Sequential Read/ Write speed means the speed in relation to single files
Random Read/ Write Speed means the speed in relation to numerous files
IOPS is the amount of Input/ Output Operations per Second. This means the individual transactions that the hard drive can handle. This is generally important for the preformance of databases.
Parkdale speed test is an easy to use/ easy to understand test, but there are numerous other ones to choose from.
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Lab Setup Used in Demonstration
The ETCG Host Computer Specs are:
ASUS Model: CM6870US01
16 GB of RAM
120 GB Intel 330 Series SSD Hard Drive
1 TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
i7 3.4 GHz Intel Processor
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  1. 375GTB
    375GTB 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    Fix slow XBench hard drive random uncached write speeds???

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  2. Martez Daw
    Martez Daw 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    damn, a 19 minute video to tell you how to check ur hard drive speed when u can just type 'winsat disk' into cmd

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  3. Armani Jensen
    Armani Jensen 7 January, 2022, 12:39

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  4. Ben Radburnd
    Ben Radburnd 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    omg this is a great tool, tysm sir o7

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  5. Fajardo
    Fajardo 7 January, 2022, 12:39
  6. jyggy gray
    jyggy gray 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    What is the best hardrive to get bro?

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  7. Jaden Ragnarok
    Jaden Ragnarok 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    video is here since 2013 and still helpful, that's a like.

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  8. Trxsh_Crashtest
    Trxsh_Crashtest 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    But i dont know what my current hard drive name is, i installed it 7 years ago

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  9. Ma Spaghett
    Ma Spaghett 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    wow your hard drive speed is a lot more than mine

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  10. cami con
    cami con 7 January, 2022, 12:39
  11. Shea Sollars
    Shea Sollars 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    I think I'll just go with a cheaper and more reliable RAID configuration

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  12. Kal bou
    Kal bou 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    Check Samsung – 960 EVO 250GB Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) Solid State Drive for $320 and 250GB produce read speeds up to 3200MB/sec. and write speeds up to 1500 MB/sec.

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  13. john joseph
    john joseph 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    who has time to watch long clip. be straight to the point please

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  14. Todd Dwyer
    Todd Dwyer 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    m.2 nvme reads at 495.9MB/sec and writes at 364.9MB/sec running the same test. The future is now.

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  15. Bobby Kincannon
    Bobby Kincannon 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    He explains too much. No offense he is a tech but talks too much.

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  16. Adam
    Adam 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    Pretty difficult trusting someone giving you tech tips when they have an Apple computer in the background.

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  17. Hotel CharliHill
    Hotel CharliHill 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    Thanks. Now I need to know if there's a way to speed up my 5 Tb Toshiba HDD…. I'm pretty choked. I got it for backing up my streams, but I tried to play an AVI video clip that was 1 minute long, but super high quality at 23 MBs… and it was chopping like crazy. But it plays smooth and beautifully on my C; (SSD)… which was also like, over 3 times faster than the HDD. Sigh.

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  18. Peasant721
    Peasant721 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    why is my random below 1? almost 1? does it mean my hard disk is bad?

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  19. SSEN CLAN
    SSEN CLAN 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    I have an LGA 775 mother board with intel core 2 quad cpu q9400 2.66 ghz also have 8gb of ram and a Geforce 750 ti graphics card and a 1tb hard drive but the hard drive is kinda slow on games I have a nice sett up but not sure witch hard drive to go with just yet I get a little lag with the one I have now and my spending budget is about $200.00 any recommendations on a good hard drive ?

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  20. Mortal Kombat Reconciliation
    Mortal Kombat Reconciliation 7 January, 2022, 12:39

    Oddly enough… one of my hard drives is partition into two, and one partition is faster than the other. I assume this is caused by one partition being closer to the quick access zone of the hard disk.

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