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New HDD (HGST HTE541010A9E680 1Tb) very low write speed (<10 Mb/s)

I've just bought a new 1Tb HDD: HGST HTE541010A9E680, formatted it as NTFS (tried both quick and full format). It has very low write speed. I also have other HDDs and SSD on this PC, and they have ...
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1answer
95 views

Performance SATA 1.5Gb/s controller and SATA 3Gb/s harddisk

Afaik it's no problem to use a SATA 1.5Gb/s controller with a SATA 3Gb/s harddisk (spindle, non-SSD) due to SATA backwards compatibility (ignoring Force150/OPT1 issues for now). To my understanding ...
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1answer
121 views

SSD & HDD - which should get 6Gb/s port

I have a PC with a single 6Gb/s SATA port, I have a 7200RPM HDD that is my primary drive (i.e. the OS is installed on it), I also have an SSD (450MB/s Sequential R/W, 85K Random Read, 55k Random ...
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2answers
303 views

Use Sata III port with SSD or HDD drive? [closed]

I'm going to buy a new Desktop PC, and I'm thinking about buying a 32GB SSD SATA III and a 1TB HDD SATA III hard drive. The problem is that the motherboard only have one Sata III port, and the rest ...
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0answers
216 views

Does this HDTune result indicate a bad/damaged HDD?

Recently, my laptop started slowing down a lot more than usual, where it took more than 5 minutes to load Visual Studio (Before, it only took at max 30 seconds). so I ran an HDTune Benchmark: This ...
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1answer
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Should I use my 128GB SSD drive for my Windows primary or a use a 6GB/s SATA drive)? [closed]

I've always thought that you'd want to use an SSD drive for your Primary drive to boost overall system speed, then use a larger secondary drive for storing files and such. Is that true? If I have an ...
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2answers
152 views

Why would you need to slow a SATA II hard drive?

I was going over some of my older drives and found a Seagate SATA drive that had a jumper inserted for 1.5Gb/s mode. I pulled the jumper and low an behold, it is a SATA II drive. Why would this be an ...
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2answers
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Why is my hard drive so slow? Is this normal?

I just built a complete new computer including a motherboard with SATA 3 ports and a brand new 2 TB harddrive 7200RPM, 64mb cache, and Sata 3 capable. I'm working with some large files and it's ...
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1answer
1k views

Is an external USB3 disk really almost as fast as an internal SATA disk?

According to the specs of USB3 its max speed is 5Gbit/s and SATA is max 6Gbit/s. Can it really be correct that SATA is only 20% faster than an external USB3 disk? Or are there some latencies that ...
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1answer
177 views

Which drive should i install the host operating system on Dell PowerEdge 2950

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 and there are 3 SATA 7200 drives (2 x 1TB, 1 x 300GB) and one SAS 15k drive (1 x 300GB). I want to install Ubuntu as the host OS with several guest OSes. Should I ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I find out if an SSD is too fast for my laptop's SATA controller? [closed]

I have a Dell Latitude E5500 laptop, and I'd like to upgrade it to an SSD drive (120GB probably). I'm not sure what kind of SATA controller it has, and I'm not sure how to check honestly. How do I ...
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1answer
601 views

How does one troubleshoot Windows hanging copying large files from external HDDs?

When I copy large file (for example over 4GB) from external WD MyBook USB 3.0 HDD to internal SATA2 HDD all of Windows just freezes. Copying files of any size on internal HDD is fine. Today I copied ...
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2answers
389 views

Does a longer SATA-II cable have an effect on the system's performance?

I have a full tower case. I put my DVD-RW on top of the case. Therefore a regular cable won't reach it and I bought a longer cable (100 cm). In the future, I will buy longer cables for my two hard ...
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1answer
3k views

Why is transfer between two SATA HDDs so slow?

I have plugged in my Macbook Pro's SATA hard drive into my PC, and downloaded MacDrive in order to access it. I'm trying to copy about 100GB onto my PC's hard drive which is also SATA, the slowest ...
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1answer
920 views

Why are my SATA HDDs so slow?

I run the HDD benchmark in Everest for my 3 SATA2 HDDs and I got around 100-120MB/s linear read speed. The cache test did give me around 200MB/s but it's still far beyond the promised 300MB/s+. Does ...
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0answers
1k views

Low 'Burst Rate' from SATA drive in HDTune?

I recently upgraded my laptop's v slow hard drive to a seagate momentus 7200. Everything is working fine, but I'm a bit confused by these benchmark results: The burst rate is significantly less ...
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2answers
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Hard Drive read speed below 2 MB/sec. Normal? How to improve?

I have a relatively new Western Digital 1TB EADS hard drive (SATA) as my secondary drive. I've always found that accessing certain folders with lots of content (e.g. /Music/) was slow. I ran a few ...
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3answers
5k views

Real performance gain from faster IDE or SATA hard drive?

How much of a real-world performance gain would you expect from: replacing a 5400rpm IDE HD with a 7200rpm IDE HD? replacing a 5400rpm IDE HD with a SATA-150? It's assumed that the drive in ...
2
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1answer
925 views

Why does Windows XP let a SATA hdd work in PIO mode instead of DMA?

I have a Windows XP system with 2 SATA hard drives - WD Raptor 300 & WD Caviar 500. The motherboard is P31 and I have UDMA enabled in the BIOS. Now the Raptor works in DMA mode while the Caviar ...
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3answers
4k views

How can I verify that my SSD is performing as it should?

EDIT: Okay, so I've no idea what caused the change, but after trying loads of different things to work out what was wrong, I've rerun the WEI (about the 4th time in total) and the score has jumped to ...
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9answers
33k views

How does the USB 3 speed compare to eSATA? [closed]

Will the full speed advantages of the future USB 3.0 be negated by the fact the most HD being mass produced are SATA 3? If so, what would you suggest a person do? For performance reasons, I go with ...
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2answers
1k views

eSata plugged into Sata socket via adaptor cable very slow

Why would an external eSata Drive (xSonic with 500Gb notebook Hard Drive) run ok on a Silicon Image based PCI-E to eSata adaptor at about 35MB/s, But then run really slow when plugged into NForce4 ...