hard disk speed question

mrtj

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i have a bunch of hard drives, but when i run matrox's speed check, it gives me results that average to 12 mb/sec with no diff with ata66 and my ata100 80 maxtor drive on an ata 100 ide port. i also only get 16 mb/sec with my ibm 18 gig, 10k rpm uw lvd scsi hard drive on an adaptec aha-2940uw controller.

i hear people getting speeds of 40 mb/sec on ide, how do they do that? and why cant i even get that on my scsi let alone my ide drives?

my sys is:

kt7-raid (no hard drives are in a raid array)
2 hard drives on 1st ata66 ide port
1 ibm 30 gig 7200rpm drive + 12 gig 7200 WD drive
2 cd-roms on second

ata100 80 gig hard drive on 1st ata100 ide port alone
ata66 western digital drive on 2nd ata100 ide port alone

i am running win2k with SP2 and have via's 4in1 drivers (4.32) installed.

how can i speed up my hard drive speed or am i completely off base with this speed thing?


p.s.

why does my ibm scsi appear under device manager/disk drives as a compaqpc ddys-t18350n scsi disk device?

my ide ibm disk shows as an ibm drive.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mrtj on 09/18/01 00:08 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

ejsmith2

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"anyone?"

1) Don't run Matrox's speed check.

2) Do run Sisoft Sandra's 'Speed Check'.

3) Delete all partitions on the hard disk. Install whichever windows you'd like. Do not run/install *anything* matrox sent with the disk drive, or offers on their web site. Install the 4.32 drivers, make sure the 'Ultra-DMA' is checked on the hard disk inside windows. Make sure Mode-5 is enabled inside the bios.

4) Do run Sisoft Sandra's 'Speed Check', again.

:smile:

<font color=blue>I hacked Msft, and all I got was this lousy source code.....</font color=blue>
 

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