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#1 keyboard99

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:07 PM

I have just installed a NAS and noticed some slow write speeds. So fired up HD tune and noticed some odd differences between drives.

 

Screenshots show the HD tune graphs. One of the 3TB drives I have is dog slow and erratic but shows healthy.  Other shots for the other drives to compare. Any ideas what maybe causing this?

 

BIOS is old also, could do with updating but the system runs fine. Worth the risk?

 

Also see device manager. I thought i might not have the AHCI drivers loaded correctly, does this suggest I do? 

 

System Info

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Manufacturer    Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.
Model    Z68AP-D3 (Socket 1155)
Chipset Vendor    Intel
Chipset Model    Sandy Bridge

BIOS
    Brand    Award Software International Inc.
    Version    F1
    Date    23-May-11

Issue drive - WD30EZRX-00MMMB0

Manufacturer    Western Digital
Heads    16
Cylinders    364,801
Tracks    93,024,255
Sectors    5,860,528,065
SATA type    SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type    Fixed
ATA Standard    ATA8-ACS
Firmware Version Number    80.00A80
LBA Size    48-bit LBA
Power On Count    178 times
Power On Time    1534.8 days
Features    S.M.A.R.T., NCQ
Max. Transfer Mode    SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Used Transfer Mode    SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Interface    SATA
Capacity    2794 GB
Real size    3,000,592,982,016 bytes
RAID Type    None

 

other drive - WD30EZRX-00DC0B0

Manufacturer    Western Digital
Heads    16
Cylinders    364,801
Tracks    93,024,255
Sectors    5,860,528,065
SATA type    SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type    Fixed
ATA Standard    ACS2
Firmware Version Number    80.00A80
LBA Size    48-bit LBA
Power On Count    108 times
Power On Time    1031.5 days
Features    S.M.A.R.T., NCQ
Max. Transfer Mode    SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Used Transfer Mode    SATA II 3.0Gb/s
Interface    SATA
Capacity    2794 GB
Real size    3,000,592,982,016 bytes
RAID Type    None

 

WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:13 PM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
The one piece of information the Speccy will not provide is the make and model of your PSU.  If you know what it is please post this along with the Speccy link which will be generated.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:24 PM

Think thats slow, My Os drive is a 40gig and hardly pulls off more then 25MB/s ;)

 

But ya you have one drive thier that seems to have problems.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:11 PM

here you go

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/0AdyzhRzJfBVVU51WilAewE

 

I have actually removed one on the 3TB drives today one that seemed to be working OK with 2TB. The 2TB writes OK also. I swapped a couple of SATA cables and ports but to no avail. That one 3TB is a dog.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:38 PM

Had that happen to meny drives that got old my self, they don't 100% die but data speed on the drives in question dies as well some of the cheaps on the logic board heat up like mad, check with your finger when the drive is doing something if you can pick up on heat, if this is going on it means the logic bord is done as is the drive, time to back things up befor you can't anymore off that drive.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:29 PM

here you go

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/0AdyzhRzJfBVVU51WilAewE

 

I have actually removed one on the 3TB drives today one that seemed to be working OK with 2TB. The 2TB writes OK also. I swapped a couple of SATA cables and ports but to no avail. That one 3TB is a dog.

Which drive is currently used for the operating system?

 

The Speccy doesn't show any problems with any of the hdds.  The temperatures look good.  The only thing I believe you should consider is the fact that with the newer hdds of 2TB or 3TB the read time will be slower that with smaller or SSD drives.  I don't see anything worth being concerned about here.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 03:19 PM

The SSD for the OS. Did you see the attachment showing the hdtune results for the 3TB, its awful.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:55 AM

i did, 1MB/s HDD, my floppy drive can do better !

 

And a logic board chip heating up won't show up in any hardware monitor, you have to go for the finger test to pick up on that topic, chances are you have one chip that will be ripping hot.






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