Joined: 14 Nov 2005 Posts: 3 Location: Princeton, NJ
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:40 am Post subject: HDs Running Half Speed after recovering from system crash
It started with heat and escalated from there. I'll not bore you with the details. Now after new video card and new DDR RAM, I am back on the air and the system seems stable. BUT ITS SOOOOO SLOW! I ran HDTach on my hard drives and compared to a benchmark established last 1/2005. ST380021A (Ultra ATA): Random access same @ 14.6 ms, but average read NOW 19.8 MB/s WAS 35.4 MB/s. WD800JB (Ultra DMA): Random access same @ 13.4 ms. but average read now 23.2 MB/s was 41 MB/s. Checked config at boot and they are both set to DMA Mode 2.
Possibly relevant? Added Antek Drive Coolers and Antek Round Cables. ST is 50% full but defragged - System is on this one. WD - just data store but 90% filled. Besides, HDTack only does read tests not write.
ANY ideas or suggestions? _________________ Largelylivin (living large was taken)
MPC Millennia 920i
Pentium 4 HT 3.2 GHz w/ 1G DDR4
Diamond Steath 9550 - AGP 8x
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