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October 5, 2005, 1:21 pm
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two Maxtor 30GB harddrives, both 7200 rpms. I have DMA enabled in the
BIOS, and Windows reports that both drives are using Ultra DMA 100.
However, all the tests I've run (HDTach, Sandra, Nero Drivespeed, and
the built in controller speed test) report that the sustained speed for
drive one is less than 1 MB/sec, and and the sustained speed for drive
2 is between 2 and 4 MB/sec.
The burst speed for both drives is where I'd expect it: between 60 and
I've spent three days trying to figure this out. It's a complete
mystery to me. Any help anyone might have would be greatly
Re: hard drive sustained speed too low
Do you have the nforce IDE drivers installed?
You can tell by going to device manager and looking at the "IDE ATA/ATAPI
If you are using them you might want to try reinstalling (or removing) them
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