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Low HDD speeds

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Malt_Vinegar, 13 Jan 2006.

  1. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,215

    Location: In a house

    I just did a HDtach on my machine, the results were bad!

    I have an 80gig seagate cuda 5 (iirc)and some samsung 160gig jobby. Both are taching really slow.

    The Seagate is hitting 15ish on burst (should be 45), and the samsung is hitting 5!!!

    I have whipped out the rounded cables which i was reminded today are often carp, put in some standard cables from a sealed bag. Results are still the same!

    I have got the latest chipset drivers from abit, and the results are still the same. Its crippling my machine, any ideas?!
     
  2. vanandjuanunited

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,289

    How much fre space have you on the disks? Have you defragged/checked for errors?
     
  3. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,215

    Location: In a house

    The samsung is a 160gig drive partitioned to a 20 gig and 140gig partitions.
    No error on scandisk - 20 gig is empty - 140 gig is about 120gig full.

    The seagate is a single 80gig partitioned drive with nothing on it

    Both drives have been scanned/defragged and appear fine. There is no audable clicking or unusual noise from either drive.

    :(
     
  4. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,215

    Location: In a house

    In the end i just removed the IDE channels from device manager, the drives were running slow due to being in PIO mode, i checked the settings on the BIOS and UDMA was enabled.

    So i removed them from the device manager, then re-booted and both drives were active in UDMA mode 5 :)

    Now the drives HD tach with results that are comparable to equivilant drives :D