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Windows 7: WD Caviar Black 1TB Slow?


13 Mar 2010   #1
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WD Caviar Black 1TB Slow?

Hello!

I've just installed a new computer and I don't know if my Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA Hard Drive ( WD1001FALS) is slow or not. Are there any drivers or updates for the disk?



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13 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Looks pretty normal to me.
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13 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Normal for a 1Tb Black.

Mine shows about the same.
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13 Mar 2010   #4

 

much better then my drive XD
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13 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Here's 2 500GB WD caviar blacks in RAID0, give you an idea running with that. Still a 5.9 W.E.I

You won't get higher than a 5.9 with a mechanical hard drive. Want to go higher, have to go with Solid State Drives -SSD's.

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13 Mar 2010   #6

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

There is nothing wrong with the drive! I have the exact same drive.
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16 Mar 2010   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Here's 2 500GB WD caviar blacks in RAID0, give you an idea running with that. Still a 5.9 W.E.I

You won't get higher than a 5.9 with a mechanical hard drive. Want to go higher, have to go with Solid State Drives -SSD's.

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How does RAID 0 optimize your speed with the drives? I'd love to get another one in the near future.
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16 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That looks spot on to me, I have a 1TB WD Caviar Black that I use for storage and this is how mine checked out.

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16 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 321 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Here's 2 500GB WD caviar blacks in RAID0, give you an idea running with that. Still a 5.9 W.E.I

You won't get higher than a 5.9 with a mechanical hard drive. Want to go higher, have to go with Solid State Drives -SSD's.

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How does RAID 0 optimize your speed with the drives? I'd love to get another one in the near future.
When it writes data to the drive, it will write parts of files to both drives.

The main drawback to raid 0 is that when 1 drive fails, you will lose all of the data that is on both.
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16 Mar 2010   #10

 
 

Drivers will rarely make disc I/O "faster". You're limited by mechanical delays and not "access strategy". More cache is better. Having Write Caching on helps.
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