PPBM5 scores are in seconds, and the lower the #, the better things are working:
Disk I/O - and 539 is simply HORRIBLE; something is really wrong with something in your system (failing drive, bad driver, rotating drives over 90% full, etc.)
CPU test for DVD - 81 is OK
CPU test for Blu-ray - 52 is a pretty good score
Timeline w/ GPU - 9 is fine
I'd suggest moving over to another test tool, HD Tune Pro or similar drive testing tool and do some testing on your drive speed where nothing else in envolved. You should test all your drives / arrays separately.
Jim is correct above.
Get yourself one good drive like the Seagate ST2000DM001 and put it internal and if you are setup properly it should be in the 100 seconds or under range on that Disk I/O test. Do get something like the suggested HDTune Pro to find your disk problems
Hi there Jim
Well, I guess “Disk I/O - and 539 is simply horrible” gets nicely to the point The first task is to find out which one since I presume the number combines performance time of Video and scratch disks…
No disk approaches 90% capacity.. so that is out. I do have one drive that is showing signs of getting flaky though it is not one used by PP… Dodgy driver? Hmm could well be.. I have HD Tune Pro..I will run it again and see what it comes up with.
I had an email from Harm echoing your thoughts and he also provided me with a link to follow up..
Thanks for your insight I will let you know what I find..
(PS If I don’t get this done before Chrimble, let me offer you Season’s Greetings )
Hi there Bill,
Many thanks for additional insight and suggestions… it is gratefully received
With best wishes for the season..
Hi there Jim and Bill,
Have been using HD Tune to check out the drives.. The 'C' drive is an SSD and has the performance you would expect.. The one that I think should be better is the RAID0 array.. I have attached the benchmark bitmap.. To me, its performance is marginally WORSE than a single rotating disk... ????
All the suggestions made by Harm have been either confirmed as being in place already or changes made.. so far, re-running the benchmark has shown no improvements.
I am beginning to wonder if there is a hard fault somewhere but am hoping it something daft lurking in Environment variables or BIOS settings...
The raw read # may be just a might bit slow, but the pattern is really saw-toothed. Try re-running the Benchmark test again with file/options/block size = 2MB. Also, run the "file benchmark" test on all 3 arrays with the following settings; this will allow for both the read and write side to be measured (rotating drives can have write issues while disk reads may be just fine):
Hi there Jim,
Will do… As ever, thanks for your time and insight…
The saw-tooth pattern intrigued me too and added a little to the thought about a hard fault somewhere..
At present, I only have two arrays - a RAID0 array and a RAID1 for intermediate backup… only the RAID0 (and a separate scratch disk) is used directly by Premiere Pro.
You may not be surprised to read I am putting this all aside for couple days
I hope you and yours have a grand break…