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Old 12-17-2004, 01:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would replace them, maybe u should run some HD benchmarks first.
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Replace all of them major? What benchmarking programs do you suggest?
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Old 12-19-2004, 11:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Not all of them. I dunno, I posted a thread to ask for a good HD benchmark myself some time ago, nobody replied.
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Hmm. I havent gotten any with a google search.

Now the sound on my system hard drive (sounds like an alternater on a car trying to turn over, but quieter) happens for a shorter time durning start up. Its fine once its into windows.

Is this something that mean that it is going to die?

Should the fitness of the drive be higher? Or because of the pc being on 24/7 deminish this?
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Well.. i got some replies and used Winbench99 2.0 to benchmark my HD's.

Check it out.
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I have this powermax 4.0 floppy creator that people can use to erase, format and it has all kind of test for hard drive performance. however the size of it is 719 kb so I can't upload it to this site. Didn't they have a post on this forum where I can upload ultilities like this?
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Thanks major, I'll have to look into it when I have a chance.

What does it tell you about the hard drive? Is it some kind of a stress test?
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:53 AM   #18 (permalink)
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It tells you average read or write speed and more.. dunno exactly, it has thousands of options.

EricB, you should signup for a free hosting plan and upload ur files there. www.100webspace.com
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It tells you average read or write speed and more.. dunno exactly, it has thousands of options.

EricB, you should signup for a free hosting plan and upload ur files there. www.100webspace.com
Thanks. will do
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http://superihost.com/members/filema...e=powermax.exe

Tell me if this works. PowerMax 4.0. it will test your hard drive in dos.
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