What is good software to test my laptop drive read and write speed?
Attached a screen shot of the one I currently have…I have a Dell coupon I can use to get solid state hard drive any1 used something like the specs below is it a good drive?
Series Vertex Series
Device Type Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
Expansion / Connectivity
Form Factor 2.5"
Interface Type SATA II
Features RAID Support
Max Shock Resistance 1500G
Sequential Access - Read Up to 250 MB/s
Sequential Access - Write Up to 180MB/s
Sustained Write: Up to 100MB/s
MTBF 1,500,000 hours
i'm not really up on laptop drives, but i do know that some of the new SSD drives are very fast, so it would depend on which drive ya get i suppose.
The drive I listed seems fast and I can get it for $200 after the coupon...but can someone clarify what is the Sustained Write?
Last edited by smartegyptian; 06-30-09 at 08:29 PM.
SSDs are very fast, but in the long haul, so far, imho unreliable, at least not as reliable as standard drives. Good article here w/ links to pros & cons:
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If you're currently running a 5400rpm you could try and 7200rpm model. You should really see a difference if that is the case.
I had an 7200 RPM came with the system … Got OCZ 120GB $200 : ) couldn’t clone my old drive to the new one! I got XP clean installed in no time along with the laptop drivers….etc wow speeeeed
I'm wondering if there is any nice tool (and hopefully some tutorial pages
if you know) to test my HDDs on Ubuntu 8.04? - just trying to test and
compare **actual** read/write speed among different HDDs attached to it.
I'm looking for a tool that has nice GUI features, other than something like
"hdparm -i /dev/sda" kind of stuffs. It would be nice if the tool can
estimate the number of hours that the HDDs can healthly survive.
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Now how do I overclock my HDD for higher transfer speeds?