How to make a hard drive perform really slow.

Is there a program out there that will allow you to slow down a hard drive temporarily? I would like to severely limit the read speed of a disk for testing load times of applications. Any solutions?
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  1. Could you elaborate on what exactly you are trying to do?

    I'm guessing your not simply trying to benchmark the HDD - or are you?
  2. mesab66 said:
    Could you elaborate on what exactly you are trying to do?

    I'm guessing your not simply trying to benchmark the HDD - or are you?


    I want to slow down loading times of applications.
  3. trying to get your parents to see a harddrive going bad and buy you an ssd for christams?
  4. Run an antivirus scan and malware scan on the targeted HDD at the same time you want to run the test. That is a way, but will load down your CPU quite a bit as well.

    You can also copy a large amount of large files while running the test as well.
  5. Select PIO mode instead of DMA mode.
  6. Why do you want to slow down your hard drive? hahaha
  7. In the absence of OP input I think popatim might be the closest.....lol - didn't think of that one :)

    OP: nice one ;) Try the suggestions above....and good luck!
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