WD1002FAEX - drops to 1 MB/sec read speed. Why ? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Storage Last response: May 14, 2012 4:46 AM in Storage Share asot April 7, 2012 9:13:29 PM Hi Everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me with this one. I've googled a lot, but haven't found a viable solution there. I'll be short. I have gotten a new PC, coming up with a WD1002FAEX HDD. At some points it looked like it's choking so I did some tests. The read speed drops sometimes to a "fascinating" 1 MB/sec. Screenshot Uploaded with ImageShack.us In the same time I added a secondary HDD, my Samsung HD103SJ from my old PC, and that one didn't drop under 90MB/sec! Screenshot Uploaded with ImageShack.us The WD HDD has been formatted around 2 months ago. I even defragmented the partitions. The WD should be far better than my Samsung! What can be the cause for this ? Appreciate any help you can give me Thank you! Other details: OS: Windows 7 64bit MB: M4A87TD EVO with latest chipset drivers CPU: AMD Phenom X6 1090T More about : wd1002faex drops sec read speed natfoth May 14, 2012 4:46:47 AM I am having this problem also with a slightly different HDD but It is a WDC black edition also. I am unsure of what is causing it and what will fix it if anyone can help either of us. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/69140190/driveTest1.JPG Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSlow Read/write speed for a caviar blue (1TB)? Forum Solvedwhy the read speed and write speed of ssds are different? Forum Why do I get huge frame drops in Need for Speed: Rivals with my GTX760 2gb? Forum SolvedWhy won't my PC read PS1 disc Forum SolvedI7 2700K speed drops to 1.6 GHZ Forum why the read speed of a usb drive is much graeter than of their write speed? Forum Solvedwhy is my new seagate backup plus 1TB usb3.0 @ read104mb, write33mb/s? Forum SolvedMy RAM Speed is 1333Mhz,But Why it says 667.1 Forum SolvedWhy is copy speed 1/3 of max speed? Forum SolvedHuge speed drop between hardwire/wireless cant figure out why Forum DVD read speed drops to half on Compaq Presario 2197 Forum HDD read speed dropping randomly Forum SolvedWhy is my unlocked X3 720 core speed/multiplier dropping on its own? Forum Weird speed drops over to under 1/10 with distance below 30ft Forum SolvedWhats the Read/Write speeds of a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM? Forum Internet Speed max at router but dropped to 1/3 at AP Forum Why do SSD's suffer from both Read and Write speed degredation in RAID Forum The speed drops from 1 GB/s to 10 MB/s Forum Why don't HDD's have read/write speeds listed when buying? Forum Wifi speed drop in windows 8.1 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !