I just bought a "new" HD for my PC (wdc wd5000aakb-00h8a0), because the old one was so slow, I thought it was broken.
Problem is, the new one is just as slow. I tested it with HDD Speed Test and the results are: 4,2 MB/s write / 18,10 MB/s read.
Also compressing/uncompressing files with 7-zip happens at around 6 MB/s and Video streaming stutters all the time.
I know, it`s an old system, but shouldn`t it be faster?
I think it`s the HD that slows everything down. (Other guesses?)
(I know about stuff like Defrag, Tasks in Backround, drivers etc. and everything is quite optimized. Still the problem remains.)
thx in advance
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
Sapphire Radeon x1950 pro
Western Digital wdc wd5000aakb-00h8a0 (Ultra DMA 6 Mode)
Win XP Professional
Just installed the latest VIA Hyperion 4 in 1 drivers and even tried the secondary ide port. No change.
Maybe I should test it with another HD speed test software (although you notice the slowness without having to test it).
Do you have other harddrives? Im wondering if its a hard drive issue or a Mother board issue. If you do hook em up and see if the speed is the same. If it is then its more then likely the mobo, if not then probably the harddrive.