Question Been experiencing some slow HDD speeds recently, are these details normal?

Feb 16, 2019
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Hard drive been a little slow recently, are any of these details fixable?

WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA0
Manufacturer Western Digital
Heads 16
Cylinders 121,601
Tracks 31,008,255
Sectors 1,953,520,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
Serial Number WD-WMC1S3590221
Firmware Version Number 80.00A80
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 2877 times
Power On Time 809.8 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 931 GB
Real size 1,000,204,886,016 bytes
RAID Type None

Did a test with CrystalDiskMark:

  • MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
  • KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes
Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 105.067 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 129.095 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.721 MB/s [ 420.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.657 MB/s [ 404.5 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 109.451 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 98.565 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.730 MB/s [ 178.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 1.716 MB/s [ 418.9 IOPS]

Test : 100 MiB [D: 88.0% (812.7/923.4 GiB)] (x3) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2019/02/16 13:59:33
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 17763] (x64)

Any advice on any fixes?
 

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Titan
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Check and post an image of the drives SMART output.
You can also download Western Digital's Data Lifeguard software and run their more comprehensive tests as well. The long test would take a several hours though.
 

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