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The Defraggler benchmark isn't accurate. It jumps all over the place. I'm more interested in what the Health tab says.

Hmm.. have you tried swapping SATA cables, just in case?
     
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post #12 of 13
Damn I just purchased a 750gb WD black, I hope mines isn't as slow as yours mad.gif
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And I think I may have found the culprit! I reinstalled Windows about two weeks ago and it isn't totally set up the way it should be yet. Last night during one of the huge slowdowns I opened up Task Manager and lo and behold there was "Search Indexing" chugging away wasting resources and thrashing my HDD. It would make sense that it would only slow down the WD because the SSD is used only as a boot drive and the other two drives are used for storage and rarely accessed. I'll keep monitoring the situation to see if that was the problem.
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Originally Posted by Harrywang View Post

Damn I just purchased a 750gb WD black, I hope mines isn't as slow as yours mad.gif

I wouldn't worry about it, every WD drive I've owned has been high quality. I've got a 4GB IDE Caviar drive from about 1996 that still runs at full speed. They also carry a nice warranty if it does go bad though!
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