Brad Wardell's site for talking about the customization of Windows.

We’ve had some great discussions on Hard drive speeds over the years.

One of my favorites was the one about whether SSDs was worth it.

I’ve also been benchmarking my PC’s for a very, very long time:

https://forums.wincustomize.com/168111

Here is a brief recap:

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Most of the CPU speed improvements comes from adding more CPU cores.  My 2019 machine has 18 cores, 32 logical threads.  My 2008 box was the last machine with only a single core in it.  That isn’t to say that the CPU experience isn’t much better these days.  I’m just saying that unless your app is using all those cores, you could argue that you could divide these scores by the number of cores to get a better approximation of what a single threaded app would perform like.

Anyway, here are the results from my box today:

Samsung 970 Pro NVME:

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Sabrent Rocket  NVME 2280:

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As a practical matter, they’re both incredibly fast. 

In real world practice, an NVME (like these) will have roughly the same load times as a SATA SSD despite scoring a lot lower on the benchmarks.

Feel free to use this thread to post your Hard drive specs and scores to share with others.


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on Feb 22, 2020

Here's mine: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500gb SATA

on Feb 22, 2020

My first 'new' computer had the second biggest HD available at the time....a huge 1gig....the 'biggest' was 1.2.

It finally died with about 30% bad sectors and counting...due to an electrical short in the tower case...

on Feb 23, 2020

While I can build computers and maintain them, up to a point, I'm blowed if I know what these scores mean.  For a start, the top 2 scores are quite low in comparison to ALMonty's and Frogboy's, yet the bottom 2 are several steets ahead.... maybe even suburbs apart.  So WFT?

I'm currently running an AMD Ryzen Threadropper 2920X and I'm wondering why the top 2 scores are actually lower than with my AMD Ryzen 1700X... and that's with the same 512GB Intel SSD 760p Series NVME M.2.  It just don't make sense to me.

Anyway, here's my score:

If anyone can explain why the 2 top scores are so low and why the bottom 2 are as high as, please do so here as I'm mystified and would like to better understand.

 

Thing is, I'm, getting some 'unbelievably' high move copy transfer rates, in some instances right up to 320mbs and higher.  Like this is the absolute fastest machine I have ever used.  In most instances, it boots to a fully working screen in 16 to 18 seconds, but those top scores do make me wonder, why so low.  I also have 32GB of 3200 RAM installed, so it's not like there's a bottleneck there... well there shouldn't be.

Anyhow, I've had a fair few beers and I'm not far off of bedtime.... nighty night.    

 

 

 

on Feb 23, 2020

You may have some sort of software caching/acceleration thing installed.

The figures from AlMonty suggest he is as 550MB/sec would be around the sata interface limit and his are 10x that.

on Feb 23, 2020

I don't have any software caching/acceleration thing installed..... well not that I know of.  Anyway, I did another test and came up with similar figures:

That was at the 'Peak' setting.

This next one is at the default setting:

And this one is at the 'Real World performance setting:

Some varying results..... and I'm still none the wiser.  At the end of the day, though, it doesn't matter if the figures are up and down, so long as I'm happy with the machine, that's the important thing.

..... and so much for going to bed earlier.  I got collared into doing something for Shaunna and got completely distracted from my original course of action  However, at 3.28am, there will be no deviating away from my getting into bed this time around.

on Feb 23, 2020

And here from the title of the original post I thought this thread was going to be a chart of disk drive access times from the IBM Model 350 (1957) through to the present  

on Feb 23, 2020


My 2019 machine has 18 cores, 32 logical threads. 
  Shouldn't that be 36?

 

Just asking, not trolling.

on Feb 24, 2020

RedneckDude



My 2019 machine has 18 cores, 32 logical threads. 

  Shouldn't that be 36?

 

Just asking, not trolling.

Yeah, it probably should be 36, but I'm curious as to which CPU and mobo Frogboy is running.... an Intel or an AMD, an ASUS, MSI or a Gigabyte motherboard?  Mine is an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X with 12 cores and 24 threads on a MSI X399 TR4 socket mobo.  The latest Threadripper, the 3990X, has 64 cores and 128 threads, though I don't think it will sit on too many enthusiasts desks, given its US$3990 price tag.  It's more for businesses to power workstations, etc, rather than the home user/enthusiast market.... but ooooh, it'd be nice3 to have3 one.

on Feb 24, 2020

Just a $600.00 Store Bought HP Desktop 12Gig ram Multi-core (4 total)/Hyper Hyper-threaded (8 total)

Processor a3.70 gigahertz AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with Radeon Vega Graphics ... 256 GB SSD C:drive

It gets the Job done for me , I'm not a gamer .

DeFault

Peak

Real World

on Feb 24, 2020

ALMonty

Here's mine: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500gb SATA


Those numbers are crazy.

There must be somethin gmore to this.  That's over 40gigabit which is beyond what PCI Express 3.0c can even deliver.

on Feb 24, 2020

RedneckDude



My 2019 machine has 18 cores, 32 logical threads. 

  Shouldn't that be 36?

 

Just asking, not trolling.

 

correct.  I was told there would not be...math.

on Feb 24, 2020

Frogboy

correct.  I was told there would not be...math.

There wasn't....and there-in lies your problem....

on Feb 24, 2020

LOL.

on Feb 25, 2020

Frogboy


Quoting ALMonty,

Here's mine: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500gb SATA



Those numbers are crazy.

There must be somethin gmore to this.  That's over 40gigabit which is beyond what PCI Express 3.0c can even deliver.

Yeah, there's quite some difference between ALMonty's and our default scores, but the thing that I don't get is why Peak and Real World scores for Azdude and myself are through the roof.  I understand that tests under Peak are probably measuring optimum levels, but the Real World scores are equally confusing.

on Feb 27, 2020

As a matter of interest, I did a WEI test via Windows Ultimate Tweaker 4 and came up with these results covering CPU, memory and storage, etc:

The CPU, RAM and desktop graphics scores are quite decent, but my primary drive and graphics card are a tad below what I expected.  The Drive is an Intel 760p 512GB NVME M.2 SSD, which I thought would do better than that.

The graphics card I knew wouldn't score too highly as better and faster cards have been released since purchasing my Radeon RX 570,  I do intend to upgrade it somewhere down the track, but for now it will serve my purposes as funds need to be upped again after spending close to AU$2000 on the new Threadripper build not so long ago.

Anyhow, they are decent specs and make me feel better about spending quite a bit more than first planned,

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