I have a question about my HDD performance. When I first got my system, my HDD seemed to run pretty well, but then I reformatted to clean it off later and it seems slower now, in fact I know it is. When loading win2000, I can tell the bootup is slower and that was right off the bat. I may have messed with the BIOS settings, but I forget what I changed and I have tried some things to return it to the old speed. I have a Western Digital Caviar 13.6 Gb 7200 rpm drive. The reason I ask the question in the Motherboard area is that I think it may have something to do with the motherboard or BIOS. The drivers for the motherboard piss me off. (KT7a-133) So is there a way to measure my HDD performance to see if its up to speed with others using this board and 7200 rpm drives? I'm thinking a benchmarking program of some kind. Or, if you can tell me what to check for that would be cool too. Thanks.
try using HDTach, that's a pretty good utility to see where your hdd's are at as far as performance. you say this happend after you formatted? i know this should be done automatically (by the OS) but ultra dma is enabled for those channels?
well if luck is a lady, it explains why i have no luck :frown:
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November 13, 2001 12:34:16 PM
I ran SiSoft Sandra and got a score of 8830 for my HDD performance which is on par for a regular ATA 33 - 5400 rpm drive. So something must be messed up with drivers or BIOS, hmm where to start...