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December 2, 2008, 10:34 pm
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HDD. When I had it on a 160GB Maxtor it scored 5.2 so the advice I was
given was to go to SATA from IDE. I purchased a 500GB Hitachi SATA2 drive
but the score only improved to 5.3. After a bit of research I discovered
that the drive normally sets up at SATA1 speeds and needs to be reset using
the software provided at the Hitachi website. I did this and made a
bootable CD and used it to set the drive up at it's maximum throughput but
this made no difference. It still reads at 5.3. I put up with this until
now because I am running out of free space and need some more. Do I buy a
USB 1TB device at USB2 speeds or purchase a 1TB Samsung f1 internal drive.
Will the boot time be decreased any? I am running a Q6600 at 2.8GHz on an
ASUS Striker Extreme motherboard with 4GB of PC6400 ram.
Re: Silly HDD question
The only way I know of to get a high <5.9> reading with Vista is to
run two fast SATA II drives in RAID 0, if your MB can do that.
That's a throughput of 30MBs or less. That's slower than what you
are now running.
That will increase your storage but do little to get above 5.3.
Probably a couple of seconds. What's the big deal with boot time?
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