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shouldn't my HDD be faster???...

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  • shouldn't my HDD be faster???...

    I have a maxtor 40gig ata133 and my mobo supports ata133 but it's damn sure not as fast as i thoguht it would be.

    here are my benchmark results from pcmark2002:

    Hard Disk Tests

    Cached File Write 15.8 MB/s
    Uncached File Write 13.9 MB/s
    Cached File Read 6.3 MB/s
    Uncached File Read 32.6 MB/s
    File Copy 11.0 MB/s

    what do you guys think????

  • #2
    ATA133 is more flash than anything else, so I really wouldn't be too concerned.
    2nd I haven't benched with PCMark2002 yet (download gets corrupted each time), so I can't say how accurate PCMark is in the disk area. I don't know what filesystem you are using, but if it's NTFS, that might throw it for a loop---but this is just a guess.

    Ignoring the benchmarks, how fast does it feel to you?


    • #3
      ignoring the benchmark...yea, it's fast enough for me, I can't say that i haven't been pleased with it. And yes, it is NTFS


      • #4
        Have you benched it with anything else?


        • #5
          no, not yet. i downloaded this powermax test application from maxtor's website but i haven't used it yet. if you have any suggestions, let me know.


          • #6
            There are a few here and in the section below that. ;)