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    Speed Test Oddity (Speed test)

    I have three hard drives on my PC. C is XP D is Win98SE and E is used for storage. I use a boot manager to go from one OS to the other. The reason I still keep 98se is because I have some games that cannot be played with XP etc. XP is set up as my primary OS. The odd thing is that when I do a speed test with the 98se hard drive I get speed test result of 5800+ down and 1800+ up. When I do a speed test with the XP hard drive I get a speed test result of 4900+ down and 1800+ up. Is the XP hard drive at fault here or could it be something else? The download speed on the XP hard drive is hardly noticeable when downloading something. I know these speed tests are not accurate but to see a difference of almost 1000 between each OS makes me wonder, why, shouldn’t they be very close in speeds? I know with 98se that what I have running in the background has allot to do with the operation of the PC. Does this hold true for XP too?

    Attached are the results from a tweak test done with the XP Hd. I have set Drtcp to the Rwin number and the speed for the Xp is still around 1000 lower than the 98se.
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    Re: Speed Test Oddity (Speed test)

    I don't have the "Speed test" version of Windows, but hard disk speeds should have very little to do with internet download speeds. Under normal circumstances, the data transfer speed of a hard disk should far exceed that of your internet connection.
    But I wouldn't worry too much about it - the internet speed is usually rather variable.

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    Re: Speed Test Oddity (Speed test)

    I still think 98se was a very stable os platform. Also is there any way to change the color of the text in the post?
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    Re: Speed Test Oddity (Speed test)

    You can use the 1-Click TagPanel link above the edit area of a post to insert color tags. For example, <!t>[blue]<!/t>some text<!t>[/blue]<!/t> will become <font color=blue>some text</font color=blue> when posted, and <!t>[red]<!/t>other text<!t>[/red]<!/t> will become <font color=red>other text</font color=red>.
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