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Is this suppose to be right?

My sata II 3.0gbps hard drive is slower than a SATA 150?

This is my hard drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148274
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I can see what you're saying
But the drive speed, does look good to me!
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But why is it so slow?

Also,


It's running in ultradma5? I thought this is SATA II 3.0gbps?
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Are you in IDE mode in the BIOS rather than AHCI mode? That'd explain the UDMA Mode 5 thing. (IDE mode = PATA emulation)


Just so you're aware... HDDs don't come close to saturating their available bandwidth. Some companies take advantage of the "SATA3 6gbit" thing, and push it like their drives are faster. Others (like Western Digital) list the drive's actual speeds as well.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=50895&...20Digital%20WD

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So in summary, your drive is "so slow" because that is how fast hard drives currently go.
     
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I can't find ACHI mode, I only see UDMA even though it's on a SATA 3.0gbps. ;/ O well
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But why is it so slow?

Also,

It's running in ultradma5? I thought this is SATA II 3.0gbps?
So are my drives!
And they are in AHCI

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