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Are WD20EARS suppose to be noticeably slow?

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I picked up a WD 2TB WD20EARS for a media drive. I was originally using a Seagate Barracuda 250GB but was quickly running out of room. After making the switch I noticed theres some hang time when opening up a saved playlist or even switching songs. I know these drives aren't suppose to be fast but I didn't think it would be this slow. is this normal?
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if i'm correct, trhat's the caviar green, which i also have. and it "is" kind of slow. most likely because it's a 5400rpm drive or something like that.
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I see. guess it's fine.
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There should only be hang time when first accessing it after a long period of idle time. Once it spins back up (i.e. listening to a song, playing a movie, etc), there shouldn't be anymore lag.
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post #5 of 13
it might also be that it's 3gb/s instead of 6.
post #6 of 13
Part of the reason why "green" drives save electricity is because they spin down when idle. It sounds like that's what OP is experiencing; it takes a few seconds for the drives to get back up to speed once they're idle.

I have a "green" drive in my HTPC that holds all of my ripped DVDs. I've seen that delay often when starting a movie, but never had an issue once it's running. I consider those 2-3 seconds just part of the tradeoff for a cooler, less power-hungry system.
    
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post #7 of 13
*feels like he's actually learning and accomplished something*
post #8 of 13
If you're familiar with now to boot a DOS environment and run cmdline tools, look up WDIDLE3. It can tweak Green drives so they don't have this behaviour. By default they go idle after ~8 seconds without a read or write.
     
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post #9 of 13
It's a 5400RPM storage drive, so yeah, it will be noticeably slower.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
It's a 5400RPM storage drive, so yeah, it will be noticeably slower.
Yeah, it's still slower - but WDIDLE3 certainly does help.
     
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