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Slow Read/write speed for a caviar blue (1TB)?

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August 17, 2014 1:56:08 PM

Hi,
I recently did some 'benchmarking' on defraggler on my 1TB WD Caviar Blue.
i saw a few Random Read/Write charts for the drive after i bought it and i don't know whether it is me being stupid, but i seem to be getting 1.54MB/s as opposed to the 54MB/s shown on the graphs :

Screenshot of my defraggler results: http://puu.sh/aWHHZ/fbb3058102.png

Link to charts: http://puu.sh/aWHL3/7af9dca759.png

Is this me being stupid/misreading something or is there an issue with my drive?

Thanks for any replies guys
~Barney6262
a b G Storage
August 18, 2014 10:07:36 AM

1.54MB/s is way too slow and there is something wrong with it. Is this a OS drive or your 2nd drive? Try a different SATA cable and plug into another SATA port. Make sure your OS is update to date and install the chipset. If you have a Intel chipset based board, then install Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers.
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August 18, 2014 10:15:32 AM

Thanks for the reply,
It contains the OS and all my files (600ish gb)
Will try methods suggested but i did another benchmark with ATTO disk benchmark and got these results:

http://puu.sh/aXPA9/d434a750f6.png

Idk if this shows anything of significance, does it comfirm the drive is performing slow?
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a b G Storage
August 18, 2014 9:04:57 PM

According to ATTO your drive is good. It's got 125MB/s Write and 140MB/s Read
Just did some digging and found out others got low random read speed on Defraggler as well. I also downloaded that program, ran it on my HDD and got a random read of 2.56MB/s with 24% fragmentation. After defragging, random read is now at 146.56MB/s with 0% fragmentation.
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August 20, 2014 3:45:26 AM

I am going to buy a new set of drives and sell my existing one, thanks for the replies though :) 
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