Whats wrong with my hard drive?

GG16rzr

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hey guys, i have two hard drives in my desktop rig currently. ones a 3.5" 150gb ide, with a sata adapter plugged into it. the other i aqquired from a netbook, its a 2.5" 260gb sata. i felt like the ide was outperforming the sata, which i though to be ridiculous because, well, its a freaking ide right!? so i ran crystaldiskmark, and here are the results:
c: is the ancient ide, and d: ist the 2.5" sata (the results are in MB/s)

c: 2 runs 100 mb
seq - read: 47.49 write: 50.75
512k - read: 23.75 write: 23.80
4k - read: 0.363 write: 0.763
4k (qd32) - read: .366 write: .782

d: 2 runs 100 mb
seq - read: 51.2 write: 33.23
512k - read: 23.1 write: 21.8
4k - read: .322 write: .646
4k (qd32) - read: .692 write: .683

so the sata has a bit faster read, but why the hell is its write so damn slow?!?! its close to half of a freaking IDE hard drive with a sata adapter on it!! whats going on?
 
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a 7200 RPM 3.5" IDE is going to be faster than a SATA1 2.5" 5400 RPM HDD

your drives are working fine. just not that big diff from IDE to SATA to mittigate the 7200 to 5400 RPM difference.

HugoStiglitz

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Most Notebook drives are only 5400 RPM
IDE 3.5" drives were made in 7200 and 5400 RPM drives.

what are your model numbers of the HDD's

Speeds of Sata 1 is 150MB/s
Speed of IDE is 133MB/s

so the diff there is not alot. the RPM of the drives will be where the diff of speed comes (7200RPM vs 5400RPM.)
 

GG16rzr

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yea the sata drive is 5400, im not sure about the ide, id have to open my rig up to see
 

GG16rzr

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oh ok, ill check then. thanks
 

GG16rzr

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yep, popped her open, the ide is 7200 and the sata is 5400. i definitly thought the difference between a sata and an ide would have been way greater, even 7200 ide compared to a 5400 sata.