Very Slow 320Gb SATA 300 drive Tags: SATA NAS / RAID Storage Last response: April 9, 2007 11:25 PM in Storage Share 31computers March 22, 2007 2:25:33 PM I am using 2 x SATA 300 drives(not Raid) one is 320Gb and 1 is 400Gb, together with 1 x IDE drive 80Gb. I used HD Tach to benchmark my system, and scored only 116 on Burst, and 49 on Average read The OS is on the C drive - the 320Gb SATA. Does anyone know whats wrong? More about : slow 320gb sata 300 drive choirbass April 8, 2007 4:57:19 AM seeing as how noone replied to this sooner, ill just say that thats probably close to where that hdd should score, since the interface currently has no impact on performance (no consumer hdd is fast enough to matter) http://www23.tomshardware.com/storage.html?modelx=33&mo... (i selected the fastest 7200, and a 7200 that offers the same result as yours had) looking at the average read scores, the fastest 7200s score 64MB/s avg, with the slowest being 36MB/s avg, so that would put your 320GB hdd around middleground read performance for a current 7200s as far as burst, thats probably close to about right too, given the performance of the other 7200s in the interactive benchmark also, your hdd could have been heavily fragmented, or you couldve had heavy cpu usage during testing, as those will make a difference to an extent 31computers April 9, 2007 7:09:34 PM Thank you very much for taking the trouble to reply. At least now I know its about average, I wion't worry about it too much Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer choirbass April 9, 2007 11:25:05 PM welcome Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHelp - Need to copy 320GB to/from single drive today - best solution? ForumSlow Seagate 320GB ForumSeagate 7200.12 1TB ATTO very slow Forumvery slow booting ForumSATA -150 x SATA-300 ForumSeagate SATA HDD - Slow transfer rate ForumSeagate 320GB performance issues need help. ForumUnreadble 2.5" Seagate 320GB SATA Hard Drive ForumWestern Digital 320Gb hard drives? ForumSecond Sata very Slow Forum320GB HD showing up as 300 GB in bios...SOLUTION ForumTransfer speeds very slow ForumMy computer formatted but it running very slow windows 7 configuration is perfec ForumProblems with partitioning SEAGATE 320GB into 8 partitions Forum6x 320gb seagate sata for RAID ForumVery nervous about my WD Caviar 320GB ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumHow does a Hard Drive unformat itself? Cause' it happened. ForumTrouble installing a new SATA HDD ForumHow do I test my hard drive speed/throughput?? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !