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I've read reviews all over the internet saying that this drive transfers at like 150 Mbps but when I transfer it only reaches around 30 Mbps. I recently bought this drive to upgrade from a Western Digital Cavier Blue 320GB model. Am I retarded or is this drive a piece of crap? I believe (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136770&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Hard+Drives-_-Western+Digital-_-22136770) that hard drive is the one I was using prior to the "new" (came in a plastic shell from Newegg) Samsung drive.
Edited by Joeful - 10/11/11 at 3:56am
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Speaking of Newegg, I am getting a little sick of the misleading s**t the put up on their website.
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I've got 2 of these drives in RAID0, on their own they get transfer rates of 130-140mbps, together I get about 250-260 in RAID0.

Somethings not set up right on your PC. AHCI enabled? Is the drive knackered? Try running HDTune see what it says on the health tab.
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The samsungs have a burst read of 150 but their sequential should be around 110-115MBps. 30MBps transfers are usually from high performance usb devices so there is something amongst the factor that you are getting bad xfers. Which benchmark are you using and how are you getting the 30MBps numbers?
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Originally I was transferring 28GB worth of data from my WD external to the Samsung and that was giving me the 30Mbps. I just tried moving the same amount of data FROM the Samsung to the WD external and only got 6Mbps. The f**k?
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I don't know much about hard drives. So I guess this is more of a is this HDD any good/set up right question.
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HD Tune is telling me the health status is ok.
Edited by Joeful - 10/11/11 at 4:20am
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Could you give me some suggestions on maxing out its capabilities?

P.S. I didn't mean to spam the crap out of the thread. I am tired and discombobulated. xD
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Originally Posted by Joeful;15258702 
Originally I was transferring 28GB worth of data from my WD external to the Samsung and that was giving me the 30Mbps. I just tried moving the same amount of data FROM the Samsung to the WD external and only got 6Mbps. The f**k?

Firstly, HOLY MULTIPOST BATMAN. Use the edit button dude wink.gif

Also, this is your problem, youre limited to the external HDD's USB speeds, which normally top out at those speeds. This is completely normal. Do the speed test on HDTune to get a real reading.
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