I am a little worried about my hard drive as it has seemed rather slow lately, and upon benchmarking it using CrystalDiskMark, the sequential read speed was 90.25MB/s at max and the sequential write speed was 88MB/s at max.
My hard drive is a Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB hard drive.
My bios is set up to use ACHI mode.
I have the drive plugged into the 6Gb/s slot using the proper high speed SATA cables (white tipped).
According to the S.M.A.R.T. data, the health is at 100% as well as the performance.
I have the latest SATA/Intel Matrix drivers installed from my motherboard's support site.
I ran a disk check over night, and it came back with nothing out of the ordinary, no bad sectors.
The disk is 0% fragmented.
The drive is at 90% capacity (About 200GB free).
I am also benchmarking the drive while windows is running on the drive (but windows is not executing any tasks that would need any hard drive usage).
Any ideas? I am supposed to get a rated speed of up to 138MB/s read and 135MB/s write according to WD.
dont forget when vendors do there bench mark is on a blank drive no os..no power savings and no anti virus. i would run ccleaner to see if you can empty some space on the drive. i look into picking up another drive. when drive gets to full windows cant make a swap file and most programs cant. when i tested my ssd if you have inte lc state or power settings on..you score lower then with them off. also make sure your chipset drivers are up to date.