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Thread: 2nd hard drive slowing me down??




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    I feel that my computer is slow, can it be that the 1.5G hard drive taked from a old 4x86 connected to my 20G 7200 Rpm fujitsu :barf: hard drive that is slowing me down?? And how can i see what speed is rated my HDDs and at what speed it is running?(ata66 or ata100)
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    Well, if those two HDD's are on the same channel then both HDD's will run at the slowest drives speed. In this case the 7200RPM drive is running at w/e speed the 1.5GB one runs at. Take them off the same channel.
    For identifying the speed your drives are running at, use the Intel Application Accelerator . Among other things, it allows you to see and select the speed of your drives. : peace2: Mista K6
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    hum... i use an AMD 1800+, it doesn't work on my chipset! does amd have something similar??
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    sorry for busting in on someone elses post...

    but i have a 5400 rpm and a 7200 i think on the same channel. Does that mean my 7200 is only going as fast as my 5400?
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz @ 3.4 ghz
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    1 GB PC3700 DDR-SDRAM
    Nvidia Geforce FX 6800 GT core 400 mem 1050
    Watercooled CPU and GPU
    WD 80 GB 7200rpm HDD
    WD 250 GB 7200 HDD
    Atapi CD-ROM 48x
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    Sorry syx, didnt see ya had one. Try googling for a similar program, dont know whats out there for AMD's, sry :shrug: .

    And ya, madmike, if that 7200 and 5400 are on the same channel, the faster drive will drop down to the speed of the slower one. Better take them off the same channel. : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmike
    sorry for busting in on someone elses post...

    but i have a 5400 rpm and a 7200 i think on the same channel. Does that mean my 7200 is only going as fast as my 5400?
    Try a few of the hard drive benchtests here first as your later IDE controller shouldn't suffer that prob if those HDD's arn't to old (syx should try this as well but with that old hard drive the situation will likely be reversed).

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    thanks for the tip wiggo,

    for my 7200 i got a score of 5698 using Disk Speed, and on my 5400 i got a score of 4833 so i guess things are ok :thumb:

    but otherwise how could i take them of the same channel? i only have two channels and one has my HDD's and the other has my CD-ROMs
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz @ 3.4 ghz
    ABIT A17 Motherboard
    1 GB PC3700 DDR-SDRAM
    Nvidia Geforce FX 6800 GT core 400 mem 1050
    Watercooled CPU and GPU
    WD 80 GB 7200rpm HDD
    WD 250 GB 7200 HDD
    Atapi CD-ROM 48x
    HP DVD Writer 300n
    Realtek 6 Channel Audio
    Windows XP Professional
    430 watt Antec TruePower

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmike
    thanks for the tip wiggo,

    for my 7200 i got a score of 5698 using Disk Speed, and on my 5400 i got a score of 4833 so i guess things are ok :thumb:

    but otherwise how could i take them of the same channel? i only have two channels and one has my HDD's and the other has my CD-ROMs
    If that setup was affectin' your scores and with your other drives then it would be better to add a PCI IDE controller card which would add at least another 2 IDE channels.

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    oh ok thanks for the tip :cheers:
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz @ 3.4 ghz
    ABIT A17 Motherboard
    1 GB PC3700 DDR-SDRAM
    Nvidia Geforce FX 6800 GT core 400 mem 1050
    Watercooled CPU and GPU
    WD 80 GB 7200rpm HDD
    WD 250 GB 7200 HDD
    Atapi CD-ROM 48x
    HP DVD Writer 300n
    Realtek 6 Channel Audio
    Windows XP Professional
    430 watt Antec TruePower

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    madmike, what program did you use to benchmark your HDD and what score should i see?? Can i compare scores to a database??
    SYX -=AMD Powered=-
    AMD 1800+ @ 1880Mhz on A7S333 , 250 Meg DDR 333 Platinum @2-2-2-6
    Asus TNT 2 32 meg (128) , 250W ATX, 200W AT (same case)
    Steel automotive intake fan (see avatar) , 3X40mm exaust fans in the back

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