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I have just built my new pc and as I'm low on money I borrowed the hard drive out of my old school laptop. It is a Western Digital 2.5" 250gb Sata Hard Drive ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Scorpio-250gb-Internal/dp/B001IKRKO0 )

The rest of my system consists of:
AMD A8 5600k 3.6ghz quad core
8gb of ddr3 1333mhz ram
Asus GTX 650 DCU2
Western Digital 2.5" 250gb Sata Hard Drive
550w Modular power supply

The problem is that when I either try to record games or just transfer small files my hard drive really slows down and DxTory says I only get 50MBP/S and I was wondering wether I need to upgrade my hard drive or if there is some sort of software I can use to speed it up.

Thanks
I will be waiting
George
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  1. hans_pcguy said:
    The new SSD's are so fast that your head will explode.



    a bit out of my price range though.
  2. cin19 said:


    How much would this improve write speed and recording performance
  3. I don't know what is the exact number, because I can't find any review for those model, but here is the review for 5400rpm vs 7200rpm HDD. http://www.realworldtech.com/5400rpm-vs-7200rpm/2/
  4. The new SSD's are so fast that your head will explode.
  5. Best answer
    Well then the 2.5" hard drives are the slowest there are. If you can get a 3.5" (depending on the model, rotation speed and year, you can expect a great improvement. However, other things can very well cause a hard drive to function slowly. What operating system? Is is set as legacy or AHCI in the bios? Are the drivers and Operating system files up to date? Does it show any problems in device driver?
  6. cin19 said:
    I don't know what is the exact number, because I can't find any review for those model, but here is the review for 5400rpm vs 7200rpm HDD. http://www.realworldtech.com/5400rpm-vs-7200rpm/2/


    WOW Thats really good, but is there any software i can try till i can afford a new hard drive or is there another reason my pc isnt recording games properly?
  7. hans_pcguy said:
    Well then the 2.5" hard drives are the slowest there are. If you can get a 3.5" (depending on the model, rotation speed and year, you can expect a great improvement. However, other things can very well cause a hard drive to function slowly. What operating system? Is is set as legacy or AHCI in the bios? Are the drivers and Operating system files up to date? Does it show any problems in device driver?


    Should it be in legacy or AHCI and how do i change it?
  8. nipperjamjnr said:
    cin19 said:
    I don't know what is the exact number, because I can't find any review for those model, but here is the review for 5400rpm vs 7200rpm HDD. http://www.realworldtech.com/5400rpm-vs-7200rpm/2/


    WOW Thats really good, but is there any software i can try till i can afford a new hard drive or is there another reason my pc isnt recording games properly?



    For game capture:
    http://www.fraps.com/
    http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

    Try this test the HDD again. http://www.attotech.com/disk-benchmark/

    You PC will run the ahci mode because all the new PC don't have the IDE ( legacy) mode anymore.
  9. Run system scans and clean up your operating system. Ccleaner, Defraggler, Slimcleaner,etc. there are lots of them out there. Make sure you do a good defrag AND defrag the REGISTRY. Defraggler is good for that. A fragmented registry can really slow the system down.
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