Hi guys, I recently installed a new hard drive, WD 640gb, as secondary storage and it has been running really slow. I'm running on win7 which is installed on my primary disk. I've noticed that when transferring files from my new hard disk, the transferring takes forever (eg. 2gb file takes around an hour to transfer to my primary disk). On the contrary, my primary disk works very well. I also read a couple of threads and tried a couple of tweaks about this issue but none yet has helped. So far, I've made sure of these settings: 1. both disks are on DMA, Ultra DMA Mode 5 (device manager>IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers>ATA channel 0 properties>advanced settings) 2. on BIOS under IDE settings, DMA is set to auto
Am I missing something here?
Thanks in advance
Did you check if the disk was actually using DMA mode?
Can you post a benchmark of the drive with HDTune?