View Full Version : Are HD benchmark programs any good?
09-17-2001, 09:33 PM
I've always used HDTach to check preformance when changing bios, 4-1, oc, etc. I just use the results to form a relative point of reference when changing things. I've kept results from all the changes logged for referal. I just have the freebie version, no write testing, so am I fooling myself when a setup apears to give me increased results.
09-17-2001, 10:01 PM
I use the Atto benchmark. I believe it tests the hd over a much larger spectrum.
09-18-2001, 01:47 AM
I've heard that ATTO is pretty good. But I think the best way to go is to do some real-world testing for a noticeable speed difference.
09-19-2001, 02:37 PM
Of course the problem with world testing is that it's actually quite hard to measure, since there are so many variables that affect the real world speed of a system. The only real world tests i can think of are installing apps, and loading something like office 2k or loading a big picture file backand forth.
09-24-2001, 07:26 PM
I agree with DK
Benchmarks may show a huge performance gain, eg the diff between a 1gz cpu and a 1.4gz cpu, but real world performance is not all that different between the two. An old proven method for HD performance is to transfer a large file or folder of at least 200mb. and use a stopwatch.
BTW, atto is pretty good, but results tend to vary between tests without any changes made. Not sure why, tho.
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