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HDD running slow?

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December 13, 2010 3:53:25 AM

Hello,
I have a WD6401AALS hard drive in my rig, using a program called HD Speed I am getting a maximum read speed of 106 MB/s. This is a 7200 rpm drive with a 32MB cache running at SATA 3GB/s. I'm not terrible good with HDD's I just know which ones will fit where.
According to my Windows Experience Index thing this is a real bottleneck.
What do you guys think?

Asus M4A78T-e
4GB DRR3
Phenom II 955 @ 3.7GHz
Win 7 x64

Thanks!

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December 13, 2010 3:34:22 PM

Thanks, but I don;t see anything about mode in properties?

If you are referring to the IDE AHCI thing, then in bios i know it's set to IDE, but I was told this was more stable and not very different in speeds.
a b G Storage
December 15, 2010 1:13:49 AM

106MB/s sounds fine to me. I wouldn't worry.

Also, the Windows Experience Index isn't the best way to judge your system's actual performance.
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December 18, 2010 12:49:25 PM

cjl said:
106MB/s sounds fine to me. I wouldn't worry.

Also, the Windows Experience Index isn't the best way to judge your system's actual performance.


Thanks cjl. So for future reference, what would be better speed wise, RAID 0 whith SATA 6GB/s drives or a SSD ?
a b G Storage
January 9, 2011 8:14:34 AM

For pure speed, an SSD wins every time.
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