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Simon9one

Need Help With PCmark05

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I have a quick question for the benchmark gurus here.

I have a pair of Raptors in Intel Matrix RAID with a 30gb RAID 0 array ( C) on them for the OS and some programs and a 250gb RAID 0 array (D) for most programs and storage. C is much faster than D, but PCmark will only test D. It doesn't matter which one it is installed on. It is driving me crazy :pullhair: Is there any way to tell PCmark05 which hard drive to test? I know this can be done if you buy the "advanced version" but I don't have the money for that. I know I could score better than this.......

 

Thanks :)

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I checked out your score and it looks like you have the 64bit Vista version. This may be the problem as futureMark is not optimized yet for 64bit.

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I hope that isn't the problem. It says it works on 64-bit Vista, but this may just be one of their many bugs.

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I hope that isn't the problem. It says it works on 64-bit Vista, but this may just be one of their many bugs.

 

Yes I can see how it will work with 32bit Vista, but being how there are not games yet in 64bit they are running it on 32bit and you may be getting a mis-reading on your score.

Just a theory and not a fact! :b33r:

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Thanks, I think it probably is 64-bit Vista causing it. I'll try it out on 32-bit Vista or XP when I get a chance.......

:)

 

Edit: just checked around some more on Google and it looks like people have this problem on XP too...

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Install PCMark05 on the OS drive, then unplug the other drive(s) you don't want it to test. I got this same stupid behaviour under both XP and Vista and that was the only way I could force it to test the right drive.

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Install PCMark05 on the OS drive, then unplug the other drive(s) you don't want it to test. I got this same stupid behaviour under both XP and Vista and that was the only way I could force it to test the right drive.

 

It's in RAID, so I can't unplug........

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It's in RAID, so I can't unplug........

 

Wait, you mean the Raptors are RAIDed with your bulk drives? Or your RAID controller gets mad if you remove the second RAID? I've never tried to run a system with two seperate RAIDs in it so I don't know what to tell you.

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I may have been unclear in my first post. There are two RAID 0 arrays striped between the two drives. No other drives involved....Sorry if I was confusing.

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Oh now I get it - you've got a pair of the 150 GB Raptors and you've partitioned them in addition to RAIDing them. I'm still stuck back with the 37GB version so I was thinking that the 250GB part was some other physical drive (and also not really awake because a RAID 0 of 37GB Raptors would be 74GB). Don't know how to outsmart that silly program then.

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