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I never make a thread stating, Is this r b3 g00d?
But today I have to make the exception because harddrive speeds just isn't my subject.

Since I installed windows 7 again a few days ago, loading times in games etc have felt rather sluggish. So I decided to do two quick benchmarks. Problem is, unlike a cpu or gpu, I have NO IDEA what the norm is for a 7200 hdd.

Would anyone like to give it a quick looky and say if it is unusually slow for me please?

Thanks alot,

Kieron

    
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Well, truthfully, yours is a bit slow. You probably have a rather old HDD though (just a guess). My HDD is a Hitachi Deskstar 7200, and is about 1 1/2 years old. Here are my benchmarks for comparison:



So yes, yours is lacking a bit in the speed department. If your HDD is brand new, I would RMA it. If it is rather old, buy a new one (such as the Samsung Spinpoint F3, they are very good) for around $40-$50.
    
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Tbh its very old, but it was only last night or so that I noticed the loading screens taking up to 2x longer to load.

its 160gband I don't think I even wen't to the shop and bought it. There's the age for you haha.
    
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Time to upgrade
    
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How old is it?
    
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I really don't know how old it is lol.

But when I get the money il either invest in a 40g SSD or a 1 - 2tb 7200 rpm drive.
    
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lol, I'd have to say just get a good ole' 1TB drive for now. Keeping your current one and using a 40GB SSD would kind of silly
    
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