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Windows 7: Hard drive: no errors, but slow

09 Feb 2013   #1
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 
Hard drive: no errors, but slow

Why would it be that a hard drive has a clean SMART report and passes extended tests without error yet is still slow, and what might be done about it?

Thanks.


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09 Feb 2013   #2
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you checked if the disk is fragmented?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11733-disk-defragmenter-open-use.html
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09 Feb 2013   #3
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Yes, it's defragmented, and even optimized.

Thanks.
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09 Feb 2013   #4
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

A little more info. When I first tested the disk on HDTune, it had a terrible graph. It spend a lot of time in the very low transfer speed area. But after chkdsk and the extended SMART test, it got a lot better. There are only a couple of areas where speeds look low. Average access times aren't great, at around 23ms. Average transfer speeds were around the mid-40's MB/s, IIRC. But I did a manual copy test of 1GB, and it came out closer to 21MB/s. The drive on my desktop, also SATA II, is thrice that speed.
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