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- HDD writes slowly
September 10, 2006, 11:22 am
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- Michael Wardreau
September 10, 2006, 9:12 pm
Re: HDD writes slowly
I have a 250 GB WD Caviar that reads and writes about that speed.
I checked the pins and they're not bent, but I did just notice that I
have a jumper stating the drive is set as master, but I was using it
on a cable-select cable (80 pin). It was on the second IDE channel
and I think I had the BIOS set at Master also.
Because it was so slow, I bought a 300 GB WD Caviar SATAII drive and
got a SATAII card. Now I'm up at 60 to 80 MB/sec. Nowhere near the
advertised 300 MBps, but it's still 20 times faster than what I had
and it's 50 % faster than the two 120 GB IDE drives I have installed.
Anyone wanna buy a WD 250 GB HD cheap?
The reason I tell you this is that maybe you have a Master/Slave and
Bios problem, even thought I doubt that's what my problem was. Just
something to double check on your machine.
On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 13:57:30 -0400, "Alan Kakareka"