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#1 JorgeO.555

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:18 PM

Hello,
I have 2 SATA HDs in my PC (Win XP SP3, C2D E6600, 4GB RAM).

They used to be a 500GB Sagate main (C,D) and a Samsung 320GB secondary (E,F) for backup and scratch, both NTFS.
Windows search was much faster in the 500GB drive, and I considered this to be due to the 500GB being faster than the 320GB.

Recently I upgraded the main drive to a 1T Seagate and replaced the 320GB with the 500GB (same partitioning as above on both drives).
To my surprise, the search on the secondary drive became quite slower than it used to be when the same drive was primary, so the 320GB was slower for some other reason, also.

Any explanation for it?

Thanks,

Edited by JorgeO.555, 09 May 2010 - 03:20 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:42 PM

The more files you have and the more fragmented they are could be the culprit.

I prefer not to defrag data partitions, I reload them from time to time instead.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:10 PM

is indexing turned on for both drives?
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#4 JorgeO.555

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:39 PM

is indexing turned on for both drives?


Thanks, guys
Indexing is off for both drives. I find the main (C,D) drive fast enough without it.

And about defrag - I have smart defrag on auto mode for C,D, and from time to time I do a full defrag on E (it's rarely written to, as a mostly backup drive).

Edited by JorgeO.555, 12 May 2010 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:14 PM

No other clues?

Thanks,




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