speed of hardware

June 22, 2009 at 02:31:24
Specs: Windows XP
How do I found out the speed of CD's, DVD's, Floppy disks, Hard drives and Memory sticks(flash drives)?
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June 22, 2009 at 04:08:59
Hard Disk:

As of 2008, a typical 7200rpm desktop hard drive has a sustained "disk-to-buffer" data transfer rate of about 70 megabytes per second.[38] This rate depends on the track location, so it will be highest for data on the outer tracks (where there are more data sectors) and lower toward the inner tracks (where there are fewer data sectors); and is generally somewhat higher for 10,000rpm drives. A current widely-used standard for the "buffer-to-computer" interface is 3.0 Gbit/s SATA, which can send about 300 megabyte/s. from the buffer to the computer, and thus is still comfortably ahead of today's disk-to-buffer transfer rates. Data transfer rate (read/write) can be measured by writing a large file to disk using special file generator tools, then reading back the file. Transfer rate can be influenced by the fragmentation of the drive and the layout of the files. For example, a single file of 10GB will be read significantly faster than 1000 files of 10MB.

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Abit AN8
AMD64 X2 4200 @2.5Ghz
Corsair 3Gig Dual-Channel 2x512 2x1gig
MSI R4830
Seagate 160Gig SATA
Seagate 320Gig SATA
External 1T


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