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Hard drive is slower than it's supposed to be

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I bought this Seagate(1000GB) hard drive about a week ago. I bought it for a secondary drive used for storage. Windows 7 64-bit(OS) is installed in the SSD. All of my SATA slots support SATA- 3 and this goes same for the data cable and power cable. There wasn't any bad sector on the hard drive. I never changed any settings on the hard drive or motherboard. The hard drive was installed in the general way. I used HD Tune to benchmark my hard drive.






Before I knew about the C1E on BIOS, the maximum read speed was only 176. The official maximum read speed for this hard drive is 210. Also the burst rate and access time was not good enough compared to other people's benchmark. Burst rate is about 80~140 lower, access time is 1~3 ms slower compared to their results.
-C1E setting Auto(Default)



After I knew about how the C1E setting can affect the speed on my hard drive, I changed the setting to disabled. It enhances the performance on the hard drive dramatically. Even though the maximum read speed reached 200, the burst rate and access time was the same. The shape has to look like a bow but mine doesn't.
-C1E setting Disabled



I've been searching for solutions but I couldn't find any mad.gif
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The SATA controller on your motherboard, for that particular chipset, is probably not quite as fast as the one they used to benchmark it. B75 is intended for budget boards, and as such, performance will tend to suffer a bit when you're on a budget.
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Originally Posted by Broseidon View Post

The SATA controller on your motherboard, for that particular chipset, is probably not quite as fast as the one they used to benchmark it. B75 is intended for budget boards, and as such, performance will tend to suffer a bit when you're on a budget.

If the SATA controller is not fast as it should be, is there any solution to it?
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If the SATA controller is not fast as it should be, is there any solution to it?

buy a better board or buy a pcie sata card
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buy a better board or buy a pcie sata card

This is the same as my answer. wink.gif
post #6 of 10
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Well I've asked around about the motherboard and someone said ASUS might have limited some setting on the hard drive. Also the mainboard is only 6 months old.
I think I've seen older motherboards get better speed on the same Seagate model.
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post

buy a better board or buy a pcie sata card

In fact, the person who told me about the C1E setting said that he even changed the motherboard and installed it on other SATA slots but it didn't work.
However when he turned the C1E setting off, the performance was increased dramatically.
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try another sata drvier for you mobo? 

 

Change the SATA cable? 

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try another sata drvier for you mobo? 

Change the SATA cable? 

I haven't tried that out yet but as I said earlier the guy who had the similar problem with me tried changing the motherboard and anything however it didn't work.

I still didn't get an exact answer so I guess the only thing I have to do is to try other SATA slots or something else. I don't think there would be a problem with my SATA data cable as I bought it with the new hard drive. My SSD is connected to SATA 3 6gb/s SLOT 1 and my hard drive is connected to SATA 3 3gb/s SLOT 1. When I read the instructions for installing the hard drives on the SATA slots, it said I had to connect them in order so I don't get what you mean by trying another SATA driver.
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