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Windows 7: Optimal HDD bios settings

05 Jan 2010   #11


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I purchased a seagate ST3500418AS and reinstalled Windows with AHCI turned on and connected the drive to the gigabyte sata connector rather than the intel sata connector.

My HDD average read performance is now 104mb/s whereas on the WD it was 69.4. My average seek time is 14.1ms and on the WD is was 14.7.

I know the Seagate is a better performer than the WD anyway, but I think the exercise was worth it. Overall my system seems much more responsive now.
This may be a stupid question but.. Whats a gigabyte sata connector as opposed to an Intel sata connector? And How do I know if I have one?
The reply I got from Gigabyte was "Nothing". They said "theoritically" the performance for bnoth chips "should" be the same, just they are two different chips on the motherboard. Intel's is the ICH10R and Gigabytes is the GSATA2.

Ur motherboard may have different colour connectors (on mine the gsata is white while the intel are red), and of course, your mobo's manual will tell you.

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