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    I have 2 drives on my pc,one is a Maxtor6yo8olo which is ata,the other is a maxtor6y120mo sata,what i'm having problems with is the sata drive is running slow,I had trouble when installing it,but eventually got it going,do'es anyone kno how to instal them properly or get it to run up to speed,
    my m/board is a k7n2 delta 2,and i'm running xp pro,any help would be appreciated

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    How do you know the drive is "running slow"?
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    Did a test with pc pitstop and this is what they reported
    c f
    Partition format NTFS--------------NTFS
    Cluster size 4 KB-------------- 4 KB
    Drive labe l GR1-----------------Gr2
    Size 78152 MB------------117245 MB
    Free space 13509 MB(17%) --42789 MB (36%)
    Junk files 1 MB (0%)--------0 MB (0%)
    Data fragmentation 12% -------------Not tested
    File fragmentation 3% --------------Not tested
    Uncached speed 39 MB/s (120%)---3 MB/s (9%


    the result from f in the ucached speed is what worries me
    Last edited by Gripper; 09-08-2005 at 01:36 PM.

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    Download (it's free) and run HD Tach .
    You can test both drives and compare them.
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    I'll try it tomorrow as it won't allow anymore d/loads from that site today

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    this is the result from the offending drive

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    That's pretty poor.

    What SATA controller does your mobo use? MSI's site isn't clear on that.
    What level of firmware has it got.
    What drivers have you installed?

    Have you checked the SMART data for errors? Everest should be able to display this for you.
    Last edited by lynx; 09-08-2005 at 09:01 PM.
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    It's gotta be the drivers.
    Even Maxtor's don't run that badly.
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    Check in the Device Manager. What shows in the Device status and Policies?

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