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 External USB HDD randomly drops to Read Only in Windows 8.1 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 Weird speed drops over to under 1/10 with distance below 30ft Forum SolvedWhy is my unlocked X3 720 core speed/multiplier dropping on its own? Forum SolvedWhats the Read/Write speeds of a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM? Forum Why do SSD's suffer from both Read and Write speed degredation in RAID Forum Internet Speed max at router but dropped to 1/3 at AP 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 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !