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  • Disk Test Question

    I want to run the Disk Test to maximize system power consumption. What settings for the Disk Test will cause the most stress on the system - or at least a general idea of where I need to head.

    Thanks.

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    Set the duty cycle to 100% for the disk test.
    Then from the preferences window select the test mode "Random data with random seeking".

    We haven't actually measured the power usage of drives in various scenarios but it would be logical to think that this would maximise the power usage as it involves the most head movement.

    (however stopping then starting the drive might give you higher transient power use as the drive spins up)

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