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It appears fine. Nothing is setting off warning bells. However....

-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

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020x02Throughput Performance
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Overall (general) throughput performance of a hard disk drive. If the value of this attribute is decreasing there is a high probability that there is a problem with the disk.
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080x08Seek Time Performance
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Average performance of seek operations of the magnetic heads. If this attribute is decreasing, it is a sign of problems in the mechanical subsystem.
Could you run the benchmark fully and then post that screenshot as well? I'd like to see what the graph looks like.
     
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do a hdtach on the internal and external hdd... separately -- it's probably a crappy firewire controller...
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Thanks for your replies,
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It appears fine. Nothing is setting off warning bells. However....

-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.





Could you run the benchmark fully and then post that screenshot as well? I'd like to see what the graph looks like.
Which benchmark do I do? "Benchmark", "File Benchmark", "Disk monitor", "Random Access", etc., they all have their own tests. The first one?
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do a hdtach on the internal and external hdd... separately -- it's probably a crappy firewire controller...
I don't think it has much to do with the external hard drive, or firewire controller, because even if I copy large files just on the drive, I think it still goes slow.

But, what is a hdtach? I might give it a go anyway.
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Which benchmark do I do? "Benchmark", "File Benchmark", "Disk monitor", "Random Access", etc., they all have their own tests. The first one?
"Benchmark" - it's the one that gives you the nice graphs.

"Random Access" can also provide useful info, although the graph is more important for trying to estimate drive health.

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But, what is a hdtach? I might give it a go anyway.
It's another benchmark. I've haven't found it as useful as HDTune.
     
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"Benchmark" - it's the one that gives you the nice graphs.

"Random Access" can also provide useful info, although the graph is more important for trying to estimate drive health.


It's another benchmark. I've haven't found it as useful as HDTune.
All right, thanks. For which option, "Read", or "Write"?

EDIT: Started "Read", will do "Write" afterwards. I think I'll do a Random Access and Error Scan (for myself).

Lol it keeps saying my HDD is at a critical temperature lol
Edited by steelbom - 7/24/11 at 1:12am
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All right, I ran the read test. It won't let me run the write test with multiple partitions, so I can't do that.

Here's the results of the read test:


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Your HD is pretty hot. I wouldn't let it go past 60 degrees C, watch it
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Your HD is pretty hot. I wouldn't let it go past 60 degrees C, watch it
Yeah I know, thanks. It never does, under any circumstances. It always seems to sit around 60 though.
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Oh you mean a Macintosh?

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