HDD problem with HD Tune screenshots Tags: Hard Drives AMD Storage Last response: January 15, 2011 12:22 AM in Storage Share pakthedude January 1, 2011 6:10:10 AM I had this HDD as my primary OS HDD with Win7 64bit, intitally running on IDE mode. Then I switched to AHCI mode. The benchmarks are weird, don't understand why is the performance that bad. Now on Microsoft AHCI driver as what the forums recommended not to use AMD SATA/AHCI Drivers. I experienced slow booting and shutdown time with AMD AHCI driver 18.104.22.1689. Below are HD Tune screenshots done without any running programs and without any background programs that write/read data even disabled AV protection. The specs are as follows. HDD: Seagate 250GB 7200.10 SATA2 ST3250620AS Sata cable: Silverstone CP04 SATA Cable Mobo: 939A790GMH Northbridge: AMD 790GX Southbridge: AMD SB750 On IDE mode On AHCI mode AMD AHCI driver 22.214.171.124 Test #1 On AHCI mode AMD AHCI driver 126.96.36.199 Test #2 On AHCI mode AMD AHCI driver 188.8.131.529 Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller More about : hdd problem tune screenshots | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sub mesa January 1, 2011 10:50:45 AM Indeed not stellar performance; try CrystalDiskMark benchmark. | Report abuse pakthedude January 2, 2011 6:41:37 AM i had also noticed this warning the "Health" tab. Reallocated Sector Count. it's been increasing by 5-10 every now and then. Is it normal? My laptop using a Toshiba HDD has 16. | Report abuse pakthedude January 12, 2011 12:24:32 AM The value increased to 196 in 1-2 weeks. Is it a sign of early failure? | Report abuse fzabkar January 15, 2011 12:22:42 AM Be prepared to replace the drive. :-( | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>HDD problem with HD Tune screenshots> Related ressources: ForumHow to choose a HDD by comparing HD Tune results? ForumHD Tune pro failing my HDD . Is it right? ForumError when running write test on a flash drive with HD Tune Pro ForumHD tune ForumThese Seagate 7200.12 1TB HD TUNE PRO screens are normal??? ForumSeagate HDD Smart problem Forum[Solved] HDD keeps switching back to PIO mode ForumHDD not showing up unless rescan is done ForumSeagate Barracuda 7200.14 HDD Problem ForumHd Tune Log, how bad is it? ForumHd tune reallocated sector count Forum[Help] Samsung F1 Hdd problem ForumHDD speed tester? ForumHDD TUNE PRO MANUAL ForumHD Tune Pro write benchmark problem ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum[Solved] Recovering xp backup files to Win 7 system via ext.HDD ForumHdd upgrade Forum[Solved] How to setup SSD with new build win7 64? Forum[Solved] 2 1tb 7200.12s in raid0 acting weird on HD tune More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !