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It seems really slow, slow boot takes about 50 seconds.... my win xp rig with 1 gig of ram and a stock 2.11 amd dual boots in under 30 seconds....

WHY SO SLOW?
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Well, The average transfer and Access times are normal. Haven't seen enough of these charts to know if you should have the huge drops to 1.2mb/s. MIGHT be a sign of it dying, but let's see what more knowledgeable people say!
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My 80gb IDE only got slower and slower over time then eventually would not boot.
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Is it making any unusual clicking or grinding noises? Many times when the system suddenly slows to nearly a halt and becomes unusable it is due to a faulty hard drive that seems to work (no erroneous reads/writes and no audible noises that are unusual).
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What color is it?

I assume you have defragged it recently... but don't do it too much?

What type of conditions are it in?
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DO you have indexing enabled? im asking as i see something is accessing your drive while you benchmarked it.

If you have indexing/search enabled then id disable it or it just churns away int eh background forever taking up CPU cycles and IMO its not worth it.

BTW...whats the Avatar about? isnt that like...a little personal?
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i have a 500GB black drive, I got pretty much exactly the same results as you, you're fine
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spliff View Post
Is it making any unusual clicking or grinding noises? Many times when the system suddenly slows to nearly a halt and becomes unusable it is due to a faulty hard drive that seems to work (no erroneous reads/writes and no audible noises that are unusual).
silent, never hot always quiet.

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Originally Posted by Ryleh View Post
What color is it?

I assume you have defragged it recently... but don't do it too much?

What type of conditions are it in?
its a Green, its about 2 years old.

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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post
DO you have indexing enabled? im asking as i see something is accessing your drive while you benchmarked it.

If you have indexing/search enabled then id disable it or it just churns away int eh background forever taking up CPU cycles and IMO its not worth it.

BTW...whats the Avatar about? isnt that like...a little personal?
i think i have indexing off, i had windows media player running while i benched. My avatar? whats wrong with it? twocables thought it was funny.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xFALL3Nx View Post
silent, never hot always quiet.



its a Green, its about 2 years old.



i think i have indexing off, i had windows media player running while i benched. My avatar? whats wrong with it? twocables thought it was funny.
Try bench it again with media player off and see if theres anything else that could be accessing the drive,turn it all of and see what min transfer drops to,i dont think it should drop that low TBH.

Your avatar...i think i was having a moment with my mr serious head on earlier... sorry i thought you was like anti-2 cables or something

I have a standard sata drive in my rig now and it benched with a min transfer of 57.3mbs without turning any app and progs off.
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I slid the "faster/More Accurate" bard down all the way to the most accurate setting and got the above image with nothing running but system processes. (no windows open)
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