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March 23, 2006, 3:21 pm
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(system, 80 GB), D: (video capture only, 300 GB) and E: (200 GB,
MP3's, photos, etc.)
All drives are Maxtor Diamondmax.
At first, I put only the E: drive on the promise card. Transfers from
D: to E: were painfully slow...about 2 MB/sec!
I put the D: drive on the other channel of the Promise card, and I'm
able to move a 350 MB file in <5 seconds.
Now I'm worried that I still have poor performance on my C: drive,
which is still on the mobo (Abit BH7).
I only have 512MB ram, which I plan to double in the coming weeks.
But still, if I have a few apps opened, it takes forever to switch
tasks, with lots of disk activity in the meantime.
And this is on a freshly defragged C: drive, with full and frequent
virus and spyware scans.
Is there something I can check/tweak to get better performance, or do
I just need more ram?
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