Daniel

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Hi

I am running Windows XP SP2 .

I have a problem with both of my Hard Drives,
they are running at 3 MB/s uncached speed,
where they were running at 49 MB/s last week.
This is not a problem with SP2 as I have had
SP2 for several weeks.

Any ideas on what the problem could be and
any ideas on how to test the Hard Drives
to see what is causing the problem.

thanks

Daniel
 
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Daniel wrote:

> Hi
>
> I am running Windows XP SP2 .
>
> I have a problem with both of my Hard Drives,
> they are running at 3 MB/s uncached speed,
> where they were running at 49 MB/s last week.
> This is not a problem with SP2 as I have had
> SP2 for several weeks.
>
> Any ideas on what the problem could be and
> any ideas on how to test the Hard Drives
> to see what is causing the problem.
>
> thanks
>
> Daniel
>
>

First, see if the problem is with the HDs and their paths to
RAM, or a software problem. Download and run HDtach, and run
it as close to standalone as you can get under XP, then compare
HDtach's results with the HD vendor's specs. If HDtach shows
performance way under the specs, then you should start checking
hardware; else, look for bad drivers or bad params.

Note that Sandra and many other benchmarks that report HD data
run within the OS and report HD data as filtered through the
caches and other trappings of that OS. HDtach bypasses most of
the OS and so shows you near-raw HD performance. You can find
HDtach at www.simplisoftware.com; I trust nothing else.

And no, I am not paid by the HDtach gang.
--
Cheers, Bob
 
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"Daniel" <none@none> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> I am running Windows XP SP2 .
>
> I have a problem with both of my Hard Drives,
> they are running at 3 MB/s uncached speed,
> where they were running at 49 MB/s last week.
> This is not a problem with SP2 as I have had
> SP2 for several weeks.
>
> Any ideas on what the problem could be and
> any ideas on how to test the Hard Drives
> to see what is causing the problem.
>
> thanks
>
> Daniel
>
>

Did you try the free diagnostic program that you
can download from the disk manufacturer's site?
 

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