Promise FastTrak 376 driver speed benchmark

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Lars-Erik Østerud, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. After buing a new S-ATA disk and running some becnhmarks I though it
    was slow, and also I had stuttering problem during disk access, and I
    started to look for a newer Promise FastTrak 376 driver for my P4PE.

    The results are shocking. The Asus recommended driver seems to be
    "capped" in some way, never getting more than 14MB/sec all the way
    across the disk (SiSoft Sandra showed a 100% flat graph for it).

    With the newer drivers the speed was much higher and decreased as the
    test moved closer to the end of the disk - just as all other disks.

    Also Windows and programs load faster, so it is a real difference:

    Driver version File read Disk read XP start HL2
    and comments max-min / seek avg / seek bootmenu load
    MB/sec / ms MB/sec / ms to login level

    1.0.0.8 14-14 / 12 15 / 16 25 sec 57.9 sec
    P4PE download

    1.0.0.11 41-37 / 8 48 / 15 ------ 43.9 sec
    Asus FAQ

    1.0.0.37 WHQL 56-39 / 12 68 / 14 16 sec 43.8 sec
    Google :)

    1.0.0.39 56-39 / 12 68 / 14 16 sec 43.5 sec
    Google :)
     
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Jan 25, 2007
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  2. And some test results from PCMark05 to comfirm the findings:

    XP boot Normal use Virus scan

    1.0.0.8 5.36 MB/s 4.12 MB/s 4.20 MB/s

    1.0.0.11 7.49 MB/s 5.33 MB/s 10.98 MB/s

    1.0.0.37 WHQL 8.06 MB/s 5.48 MB/s 15.33 MB/s

    1.0.0.39 8.08 MB/s 5.48 MB/s 14.75 MB/s
     
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Jan 26, 2007
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