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the sound tank

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Hi guys

Just wondering if you could tell me why i seem to be experiencing really slow transfer speeds between disks. I was moving my folder of mp3's from an external firewire disk to an internal ide drive. The folder is quite large(23 GB), but it took almost 2 hours to transfer. I noticed it was slow from the start and even tried a different cable with no improvement. Also, the firewire port appears to be in good, clean order.

Is this normal, or is there something playing up?

regards :whistling:
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I have been doing some benchmarking to see what is going on and seem to be getting slow speeds across all of my disks(all of which are NTFS if that has any impact). Can someone help me understand what a good read/write speed should be.

I have four hard drives; 2 x Maxtor ATA 7200rpm(1x80GB & 1x120GB), and 2 x Seagate SATA 250GB. When tested I got write speed results between 4.5MB/s and 5MB/s for the Maxtors, and for both the Seagates I got a little over 5MB/s. Is this normal(it seems slow to me)?

The software I am using is called FreshDiagnose(by FreshDevices) and PerformanceTest(by Passmark), and the results(according to their comparisons) indicate that my discs are under performing. Is there anything i can do?

Your help will be much appreciated

Regards :whistling:
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