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benefits of a full/proper format as to windows quick format

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hi guys, so im wondering this, basically i got a WD1002FAEX hd, when i first got it she pulled and held about 140 MBPS, then after a few formats with windows, like installing windows 7, delete partitions, format them, create, format, install, but those formats are like 2 second formats, THE HD is now slow, it can burst for first 5 secs approx 130 MPBS then it drops to 40 mbps and sustains that

so, im wondering if i do a actual full proper type format, instead of windows crummy one, what can i expect to see? will i get better read/write speeds or what?, Thanks!
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It shouldn't make any difference to the raw speed of the drive. How are you measuring it? If your performing a move/copy operation then fragmentation or the position of the files/partitions on the disk could slow it down, also the OS accessing the drive can have an effect on a large transfer. Have you ran HDTune? The read benchmark would tell you if it's the drive itself or not.
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