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#1 zvi_t

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 12:44 PM

I have 10 hard drives on my computer. 4 internal and 6 external (USB2). I noticed lately that one of the External ones (Seagate FreeAgentDesktop 1000) has a VERY low write speed when copting files to it.

I did a test with HD Tune Pro and low and behold, all of my other HDDs have a write speed of 25MB\s and the problematic one has a write speed of 5MB\s.

I did many kinds of tests on the drive but every one says that the drive is healthy. Not overheated, not fragmented, nothing.

I googled this issue and can't find any solution for this problem. Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 05:42 PM

:thumbsup: Aside from having 10 HDD (why so many?) what are the other specifications of the computer?
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 12:15 AM

The computer specs don't matter that much in this case because I tried connecting the Drive to other computers and it is also slow. It's a prob with the drive. I think I'll call the company.

p.s. The many drives is because I work in a video editing studio.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:09 PM

Not to state the obvious...but has this drive been defragged recently?

Try running chkdsk /r on the drive (before defragging)?

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:27 PM

As I mentioned in my original post, the disk is not fragmented. (Because I "defraged" it)
Also, I have done a chkdsk /r and also /f.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 08:20 AM

I agree sounds like a bad drive.
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 03:25 PM

I understand in computers but I'm not a guru. I read about how HDDs work and I'm just trying to figure out how the write speed can vary from the read speed in a faulty situation. It can't be a physical damaged disk because then bad sectors would show up in the tests. If it's the speed of the spinning or the needle, wouldn't this effect the read speed in the same way?

Just curious.

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