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    One step from giving up!

    I think that Ocupant is right enough...anyway, I tried all the benchmark stuff I can put my hands on (and I have a very big hands) so, Hd Tach 2.61, Ziff Davis Media, ATTO, Sisoft Sandra ?.
  2. A new topic to recoignaise that I'm not able to get more from a Highpoint 370 with 2x80 Maxtor 7200rpm: 85 M/s read and only (and this is what disapoint me) 28M/s at write. No matter what I do. If any of you have any clues I'll wait to buy another controller card. If you needed tell ya that I installed all kind of drivers in my windows Xp, incluiding that dangerous Xp cache bla bla, all pci latencys modifiers, and of course the latest bios/drivers of mobo (Asus a7v333) and controller card.
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    Hdd write cache enabled?

    One cheap Highpoint Hpt-372.
  4. This is the question, how will I know if my pair of Maxtor 80G have the write cache enable? The benchs result shows little performance (about 30M/s) in write mode for a raid0 setup and in line with real measure (cronograph+hand).
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    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9

    Well Virtual Larry, at least you are near specifications, cause I move from 2 60G to another 2 ones and only get 16msec; from there I changed the 2 60G and got a pair of 80G and voila!, now I have the astonishing value of 15msec.Great Maxtor!! Just within specifications!! Not to mention the recognizable sound of click click just when the drive is in the mood...
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    Program to measure access time

    Big Thanks, Blakerwry!
  7. Hi everybody! I am looking for an accurate program to check access time, I only run HdTach. Any idea?Thanx
  8. Until I get further information from Maxtor about a post I put yesterday, I'm passing some benhmarks with 2 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 drives, 7200rpm, Ata-133 on a pci High-point 370a raid controller mounted on Asus A7v333. Hdtach shows no better access time than 14.9 ms, and an average tranfer rate of 72M/s with maximun peak of 76; I didnt bench the write rate cause one of the disk needs 3 or 4 more resets. I don't know if I must say what Sandra 2003 scores because the "particular" way of working of this bench, anyway I passed so is close to 43000. I'll try to find ATTO somewhere in my folders to bench this setup. What's your opinion? Can I get more from these configuration?
  9. Yes, you're right, it was delivery with AM in silence mode and I changed to fastest or disable, but no difference result, only 0.2-0.3 msec in three tests. It was amazing that yesterday I installed some kinf of drivers from Pinnacle to improve the "PCI subsytem" and voila, transfers jump from 62M/sec to 72 (in Raid 0 mode) and a access time of 14.9, best result I get from these drives, together or alone.
  10. Hi everybody. I recently bought a pair of Maxtor Diamond series (7200 Rpm/Ata 133) to add to my Raid controller Hpt-370a trusting the technical specifications of <13.3 msec of access time but neither has this time, only 15.5 at best.Anyone benchmark this drives with Hdtach? Is this a failure series?