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 : ForumInternal SATA to SATA transfer speeds at 20 Mb/sec ... Please Help! ForumWestern Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX Random Freezes ForumWhat shou look for when buying a hard drive ForumSpeed issue between 2 internals Hard Drive, why so slow? ForumWD1002FAEX - Partitions and Performance ForumBudget PC $800 or less video mostly ForumAdaptec 5805 Read Write Speeds ForumWhy Asymmetrical Read /Write Speeds? ForumI5 2500k speed drops during load? ForumNew Build Storage? ForumWhy are my internal transfer rates so slow? ForumImpact of concurrent IO on speed ForumBeware: Asus Network iControl can kill upload speeds ForumUSB hard disk speed ? ForumSlow Write Speed on SATA WD2500JD's ForumWD MyBook World Edition II Speed problems ForumSamsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD not up to speed ForumNetwork file transfer speeds ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumWhy is my 1tb Caviar Black only 5400rpm 2MB cache More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !