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There is a couple second lock up... before I can write to my 2 x Caviar Blacks.
They are set up in RAID 0. It seems fine while reading through them. But when I go to download a file and before it starts to download, I can hear the drive spinning... It won't start downloading / writing for a couple seconds. SSD works fine.

I have it plugged into the Marvell connector. Since the other Intel connectors are only 3.0 Gb/s. Not sure if the 6.0 Gb/s connectors make a big difference. They are 6.0 Gb/s drives.
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Sounds like with the lack of use they power down... There are options within windows power settings to change that....
 
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1) HDDs can't saturate SATA2's bandwidth, let alone SATA3. The Intel controller has lower access times, so the drives would probably be faster connected to the SATA2 ports.

2) Check the control panel (power options) for HDD spindown on idle.


Also, when was the last time you defragged?

I have seen highly fragmented drives cause this behavior - but usually it requires nearly filling the drive, then deleting stuff, then filling, then deleting to get it that fragmented.



Windows likes to fill every little gap, so when you delete lots of small files, big files/downloads get highly fragmented afterwards.
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Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
Sounds like with the lack of use they power down... There are options within windows power settings to change that....
Didn't have an option for never. So I set it at 500 minutes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
1) HDDs can't saturate SATA2's bandwidth, let alone SATA3. The Intel controller has lower access times, so the drives would probably be faster connected to the SATA2 ports.

Also, when was the last time you defragged?
I believe I have them on SATA 2 ports. PC is 1 week old. Never defrag'd, but I will try it. Only used 2BB out of the 1.36TB.

I'll report back after everything.
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Didn't have an option for never. So I set it at 500 minutes.
0 = Never

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I believe I have them on SATA 2 ports. PC is 1 week old. Never defrag'd, but I will try it. Only used 2BB out of the 1.36TB.

I'll report back after everything.
Let us know how it goes.
     
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