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I see no point in replacing the board since you're not using it yourself. Try defragging and reformatting. The 750's are the slowest of the lot if I remember. I had one, it was SLOW, so I got a 640 instead and it fast!
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Now I'm really confused if I should just buy a WD Black 500GB for the same price as the WD Black 750GB or I should just upgrade my mobo for another socket 775.
750GB Blacks seem to have oddly low sequential speeds. But if you run the HDTune Short-stroke test at 500GB, you can see how they compare to a 500GB drive. Since 750GB's are often on sale for the same price as 500GB's, it's not the worst way to go.

I'd take that WD5002AALX and WD7502AAEX and run 500GB Random Access tests on both. That'll tell you for sure which is faster at different sized reads.

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I see no point in replacing the board since you're not using it yourself. Try defragging and reformatting. The 750's are the slowest of the lot if I remember. I had one, it was SLOW, so I got a 640 instead and it fast!
Yes, 640GB's are significantly faster than 750GB's. But 1TB models are now significantly faster than those...
     
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I see no point in replacing the board since you're not using it yourself. Try defragging and reformatting. The 750's are the slowest of the lot if I remember. I had one, it was SLOW, so I got a 640 instead and it fast!
Yeah it doesn't make sense buying a dead socket. Its too bad no one sells the 640GB version in my area, only 500, 750 and 1TB. I defragged the drive and the min/max is still too low. It should be hitting atleast 120.




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750GB Blacks seem to have oddly low sequential speeds. But if you run the HDTune Short-stroke test at 500GB, you can see how they compare to a 500GB drive. Since 750GB's are often on sale for the same price as 500GB's, it's not the worst way to go.

I'd take that WD5002AALX and WD7502AAEX and run 500GB Random Access tests on both. That'll tell you for sure which is faster at different sized reads.


Yes, 640GB's are significantly faster than 750GB's. But 1TB models are now significantly faster than those...
post #24 of 30
I dont know why but the 750 is really slow inspite of it being a Black edition.I replaced my 750 for a 640 after seeing the same HDtune graphs on my computer.
The 640's are getting rarer and rarer i think.

Can you return your drive?
Get the 1Tb, its almost the fastest of the lot, plus you can always make use of the additional 250 GB
Edited by chip94 - 8/19/11 at 2:56pm
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I dont know why but the 750 is really slow inspite of it being a Black edition.I replaced my 750 for a 640 after seeing the same HDtune graphs on my computer.
The 640's are getting rarer and rarer i think.

Can you return your drive?
Get the 1Tb, its almost the fastest of the lot, plus you can always make use of the additional 250 GB
I showed the same results to the staff and they will allow me to exchange it for a 1TB, I just have to pay the difference. Even though I already used the HDD, they said i don't have to pay any restocking fee.
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I showed the same results to the staff and they will allow me to exchange it for a 1TB, I just have to pay the difference. Even though I already used the HDD, they said i don't have to pay any restocking fee.
haha, thats awesome! Get the 1TB.
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I showed the same results to the staff and they will allow me to exchange it for a 1TB, I just have to pay the difference. Even though I already used the HDD, they said i don't have to pay any restocking fee.
Great to hear. Benchmark the 1TB drive as well when you get it. And do the short-stroke 500GB RandomAccess test for comparison.
     
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Here are the results for the new 1TB drive:




Everything looks great now and the user should be pleased. I am somewhat disappointed my Black 1TB is a tad slower than the new drive but I have an SSD so its all good.
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Looking good. That's right where it should be.

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Everything looks great now and the user should be pleased. I am somewhat disappointed my Black 1TB is a tad slower than the new drive but I have an SSD so its all good.
1TB Blacks just received a platter density bump. Now they really kick ass. But since you've got an SSD, it's all good. You're still leagues ahead of a very fast HDD.

Edit: The 1TB Black is over 35% faster. In some tests it's scoring 50-60% faster than the 500GB Black.
Edited by Kramy - 8/20/11 at 6:12pm
     
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The speed started to drop when I installed the OS, updates and even SP1. The HDD is only using 24GB and defragmented before the test.



The test seems variable so I'll just forget about HDD benchmarking and get on with my day.
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