High CPU usage

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New Velociraptor shows HD Tune Results as the following

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Why the high CPU uasage? Or was my computer just doing something in the bakground? I tested before and it was 3.5%
 
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Yeah, the cpu usage is a bit misleading - but it's always good to close all other programs when running a benchmark to make it as accurate as possible.
 
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Yeah, the cpu usage is a bit misleading - but it's always good to close all other programs when running a benchmark to make it as accurate as possible.

Doesnt that do the opposite? I always run my machine with programs open (msn, virus scanner, diskeeper etc)
 
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Well if you have other programs running then the result will be: The drives maximum perfomance minus the perfomance that any programs running are currently using. So the test result will vary every time since any single program could have a varying cpu usage depending on what it is doing during the test. e.g. your antivirus program could suddenly start running a scan halfway through the test - this would lower the results of the benchmark so the result would only have meaning if your anti virus software was scaning your pc 50% of the time.

However if you want to know what kind of perfomance your drives are actually giving then you should run the test wth as little as possible running.
 
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