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[SOLVED] Which drive is better

Charseza

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As my title suggests, I'm here to ask questions about how to choose which drive is better to install my os.

Unfortunately I have no ssd. (Not unless someone wants to donate 1 to me!)

So I'm using 2 WD Hdds, both 500gb.

Ive been using one of them for the longest time as my boot drive and main drive, but I recently bought another one, also 500gb.

Is there a way for me to check whether or not hdd1 is better than hdd2 in terms of performance?

Do i use hd tune? If yes, how to I go about it?

Thanks guys
 

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The poor result on your main drive could be a lot of things. Fragmentation status, being the C drive, other things running at the same time, the differing SATA ports...

Since you're doing a clean install anyway...
Install on the new drive.
Wipe the old drive clean (as indicated above), then test the old drive again.
 

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Is it similar to HDtune?

Also, I'm planning to do a clean install of windows again, but on a new drive that I bought.

How do I remove every bit of windows from my old boot drive so I can use it as storage?
 
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Is it similar to HDtune?

Also, I'm planning to do a clean install of windows again, but on a new drive that I bought.

How do I remove every bit of windows from my old boot drive so I can use it as storage?
Going by your other thread, a fresh install may be in order.
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/advanced-systemcare-by-iobit.3714366/#post-22396064

Seems you have a LOT of gunk in there.
system care, driver booster, etc, etc, etc...

Clean install, with only ONE drive connected. Probably does not matter which one, but you may as well use the new one.


After, reconnect the old drive.
Commandline function diskpart and the clean command will wipe ALL data off that drive.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/format-hard-drive-command-prompt,37632.html
 
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Charseza

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Going by your other thread, a fresh install may be in order.
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/advanced-systemcare-by-iobit.3714366/#post-22396064

Seems you have a LOT of gunk in there.
system care, driver booster, etc, etc, etc...

Clean install, with only ONE drive connected. Probably does not matter which one, but you may as well use the new one.


After, reconnect the old drive.
Commandline function diskpart and the clean command will wipe ALL data off that drive.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/format-hard-drive-command-prompt,37632.html
Well, I like to refrain from those types of software. I mainly use the uninstaller to uninstall stuff because it deletes registry entries or other leftovers from the usual uninstall using control panel. Is that a good thing?

Also, regarding the diskpart, is it considered as reformatted after cleaning? A "fresh" hdd?
 
regarding the diskpart, is it considered as reformatted after cleaning? A "fresh" hdd?
Not the same thing.

Diskpart clean - removes everything from the drive. No more partition table, no partitions, no boot record, nothing.
Formatting - formats a partition (cleans it). Partition must exist for it to be formatted. Formatting doesn't touch a partition table.
 

Charseza

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Not the same thing.

Diskpart clean - removes everything from the drive. No more partition table, no partitions, no boot record, nothing.
Formatting - formats a partition (cleans it). Partition must exist for it to be formatted. Formatting doesn't touch a partition table.
So what I did was after cleaning the disk using diskpart, I went to disk management and initiated the disk and then set up a new simple volume for it, and now it shows as a 500gb hdd :D is what I did correct
 

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Maybe, maybe not.
I don't use anything by iobit. Period.
BTW I used crystaldiskmark, here are the results :

My main hdd where windows is installed :
https://im.ge/i/78E4P

The newer "refurbished" hdd that I just got:
https://im.ge/i/78C3p

My externall hdd via USB 3.0 :
https://im.ge/i/783s1

Its worth noting that in HD tune, it says my main hdd is connected to a SATA 2.6 (3GB/s), but on the mobo its clearly connected to the SATA 3.0 ports. Any ideas?
 

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The poor result on your main drive could be a lot of things. Fragmentation status, being the C drive, other things running at the same time, the differing SATA ports...

Since you're doing a clean install anyway...
Install on the new drive.
Wipe the old drive clean (as indicated above), then test the old drive again.
 

Charseza

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The poor result on your main drive could be a lot of things. Fragmentation status, being the C drive, other things running at the same time, the differing SATA ports...

Since you're doing a clean install anyway...
Install on the new drive.
Wipe the old drive clean (as indicated above), then test the old drive again.
Wipe it clean using diskpart you mean?
 

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