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I went from a ATA/100 to a SATAII/300 hard drive and notice no difference in speeds when transfering files.. This cant be right it says it can copy 300mb/sec
I copy a 250MB file and it takes about 5 seconds. I have a NF4 SLI-D mobo and it says to get SATAII speeds you need a mobo that supports SATA2 or a SATA2 controller. This mobo says it supports SATA a 3GB/sec. Do I have to buy a SATA2 controller or something? I hope not cause I have no PCI slots open...

I ran some program called DiskBench and it says... Transfer Rate: 31.758 MB/s
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Isnt this your harddrive?(Western Digital 250GB SATAII 7200RPM)



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I copy a 250MB file and it takes about 5 seconds.
The pic shows that average transfer rate is around 50MBs(250MB/5sec=50MB)
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Sorry for reposting but isnt that "3 Giga bits"(3Gb/s)?
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post #4 of 10
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Yes thats exactly my HD

Shows speeds 2x faster if its in RAID 0...but i dont understand raid =/

I'll use HDTUNE and post my results
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So they both the same isnt it?(50MB/s)
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post #6 of 10
Here is more info about SATA & SATAII
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA
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post #7 of 10
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hmm its about the same... so my drive is going the right speeds?

All the I care is its going as fast as it should =)
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Yeah, Both pics shows the same results...
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Typically SATA II 300 MB/s won't run at 300 MB/s, when they talk 300 MB/s their talking in burst mode only, which means for a short period only. The speed is affected by different things, most noticably by fragmentation on the hard drive. I run a RAID 0 array and I have seen 150 MB/s (SATA I) for short periods.

Just for general info:

RAID is a REDUNDANT ARRAY OF INEXPENSIVE DISKS, meaning two or more disks operating together. Raid 0 is two drives basically welded together (By software and hardware) to run like one hard drive. Typically called Striping.

Raid I is two disks running together but running in mirrored config, which means each disk has exactly the same information, in case one disk fails the other can carry the machine until the primary drive is replaced.

For speed purposes you want RAID 0, for safty purposes you want Raid I.

Defrag your drive, turn off every thing you can on a temp basis, then run your benchmarks, and you'll see an improvement in speeds unless your already at max speed.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks, rep for you both =)
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