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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.

I know how to use the edit button, silly. I apologized for spamming. Anyway, yeah, the drive seems to be working pretty well but it's only been around 12 hours.

I've read mixed reviews on this particular drive. Tom's Hardware gave it a good review and so did other sites. The negative reviews I came across were feedback from customers on Amazon, Newegg, etc.

Are their any BIOS settings I can change to give the drive a a boost, performance wise?
Edited by Joeful - 10/11/11 at 4:34am
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What're the benchmark results from Hdtune? (Benchmark, not File Benchmark)
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Read:



It won't let me do a write test.
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Yep, your results are exactly what they should be

Boards with Intel SATA controllers with the latest IRST drivers get a burst of ~2,700 mb/s. But that's not particulary realistic and if you don't have an Intel SATA controller theres nothing you can do about that.

But yeah, your drive is performing exactly as it should!
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Alright, cool. You have the same drive(s) as me, correct? How long have yours been in use? Have they given you any problems?
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Alright, cool. You have the same drive(s) as me, correct? How long have yours been in use? Have they given you any problems?
Yep I have the same drive as you, 2 of them in RAID0. I've had them since February this year and they've been absolutely flawless. I've also built about 25 PCs since mid last year with these drives as they're so good.
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Nice! I made the right choice. xD
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Performance is what it should be for an F3. You have some weird jumps there but that's for loaded processes that spike it, don't worry about it.

Here's the comparison with my 1-year F3 on my sig rig. They're absolutely gorgeous drives, pretty resiliant, and the fastest bang-for-buck mechanical around, other than the WD Black FAEX, but depends where you buy them (heard that in canada WD is cheaper, but in US Samsung is cheaper). It used to have a companion for RAID 0 and it was blazing fast, but the HDD on my HTPC broke down (after 6 years in service i was actually wondering why it didn't go down sooner, and it was another Samsung to boot) so i had to unpair my RAID setup

Until i get a SSD, i'm using a short-stroked (160 GB) F3 as boot drive, and a 2 TB F4 for my data. Works wonders and it's pretty fast. The F4 is fairly fast as well, and it's an "Eco" drive (spins @ 5400 RPM compared to the F3's 7200 RPM)

I never trust Newegg or Amazon ratings. Just because something is DOA, dies after a month, or someone got delusional and imagined near-SSD performance off a mechanical HDD and got slapped on the face they give it 1 egg/star. Not fair really.


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I never trust Newegg or Amazon ratings. Just because something is DOA, dies after a month, or someone got delusional and imagined near-SSD performance off a mechanical HDD and got slapped on the face they give it 1 egg/star. Not fair really.
I totally agree with that. I disregard DOA reviews. I mainly look for well written reviews with examples and details.

I suspect that Newegg puts used products and products with minor issues up for deals as new. Maybe I am wrong but I've gotten some products from them that were labeled as new but were missing something or appeared/felt as if they've been used or have problems. I could be wrong but that's what I've experienced. Although, I have YET to get a product that's arrived DOA/or has malfunctioned shortly after from Newegg. I've contacted customer support a few times and they were awesome.
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Loving my HD103SJ, great drive.

But yeah, as said, you get low speeds because I'm guessing everything is being limited by USB2.0.
    
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