I recently put together a
AMD x3 440
Biostart 870+ mb
Gforce 250 GTS
2gb DDR 3 ram
thermaltake tr2 500 watt
Some old Hitachi Hard drive
I noticed that my desktop performance is somewhat lagged at times.
I wanted to see if it was the memory or hd that was bottlenecking I instaleld hd tune 2.55
it showed access time 13.3ms 60MB average 70Highest 2.4MB lowest 64MB burst
Under info it shows UDMA mode (ATA 133) The hard drive is SATA y does it show ata? =(
Is the hard drive slow? Is a new one worth the investment? Or should i upgrade the ram.
1) I would say you are running in IDE mode, which is why it probably is showing as an PATA.
2) It is worth the investment to pickup a newer SATA drive based on 500GB platters, like the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB|1TB or Seagate 7200.12 500GB|1TB hard drives. These newer drives will drop down in the 8's for access time and provide a more responsive system. If you want a truly responsive system, you will need to look at a SSD for 0.1 ms access times
I did it
it installed a bunch of stuff at startup but my average transfer rate doesnt seem to be effected, if anything its a bit lower
And under info on hd tune it still says
Stanard: SATA 1
Supported UDMA mode 6 133
Active: UDMA mode 6 133
This drive hates me