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Odd HDD benchmark results, caused by?

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#1 roguekiller23231



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 00:54

i really just want to know what might be causing the issue rather than anything else, it's not a problem at the moment as the drive is only used for video's and such, so speed isnt that essential.


the problem is the 3rd drive i have, a Samsung F3 2TB drive, it's been this way for a long time, i think since i got it, all the drives (except the seagate) are about 2 or more years old.


all 3 internal drives are connected through the same Sata controller


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5



the Internal drives are connected to the SATA 3Gb/s connectors.


this is the results of benchmarking:


Samsung F1




Samsung F2





Samsung F3




Samsung F3 S.M.A.R.T information




Seagate Expansion drive (this one's through USB 3.0





#2 theyarecomingforyou


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 00:59

It could be that the drive is failing, as the access time is way off and that will result in significantly lower speeds. They're similar drives so it shouldn't be a chipset / driver issue. It's worth checking the SATA cable, as I had a drive that I thought was failing but it turned out the cable was simply loose.

#3 papercut2008uk



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 22:42

have you tried running a different HDD benchmark tool to see if you get the same results??


something like HD Tune 


#4 +fusi0n


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 22:49