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  • hard drive scores are way to bad?

    Any ideas?
    Disk - Sequential Read 12.84
    Disk - Sequential Write 12.36
    Disk - Random Seek + RW 1.69
    Disk Mark 70.97

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    There are many factors that affect the disk test results in a Windows environment. Here are the main ones

    Cluster size. Larger clusters in general means better performance for large files. See Appendix 1 for typical default values. Reformatting your drive with larger clusters will give better results in our benchmark, but will also waste disk space.

    If the disk is fragmented and almost full, this can badly affect
    performance. Windows includes a utility for defragmenting the disk. Look up "defrag" in the Windows online help for more details.

    The position of the test file on the disk (inner cylinder or outer cylinder) can also affect the performance. The only way to avoid this problem is to only test newly formatted disks.

    The file system being used, FAT, FAT32 or NTFS.

    The operating system, Window9x, NT, 2000, XP.

    The disk controller (IDE or SCSI) and what mode it is running in, ATA-33,66,100, RAID0, 1,etc.

    The amount of memory that Windows are currently allocated to the disk cache. This can (and will) vary from one run to the next. The more you use the disk the more free memory Windows will allocate to the cache (see Appendix 3). Thus on systems with lots of free RAM, results can increase slightly on successive runs.

    You didn't really provide enough information in your post for any sensible comments to be made. The results might be normal for your hardware.