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seagate SATA drivers?


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audioboy,

Yes, a good article. I should be comparable to the SATA on VT8237 in the charts.
Not sure how they came up with those numbers tho.

My "average read" speed using HDTach = 54.4MB now, 6 months ago it = 120MB

Very strange, keeps getting slower and slower. I'm thinking that i have the HD's setup
correctly now so i need to be looking at the next link in the chain (from HD to Screen).

Oh, I have the NorthBridge version of the motherboard.

thanks,
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huh, got me stumped as to what is causing your slowdowns. there's still plenty I dont know about the inner workings of PC's...
let us know if you find something!
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will do.

thanks for the help,
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Yea I'm stumped to, I don't see how drivers will fix this problem because of the speed it had before with the same drivers and I am not sure drivers relate to speed when it comes to sata. My guess would be something internal in the drive itself, it may fail before to long. I wonder if it could have something to do with the motherboard and the bus the sata runs on and not the drive itself. The only way to know I guess would be to test the drive in another system or test the problem system with someting like prime95. this is all speculation so give me your guy's thoughts

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you may be on to something there doby. it could well be with the drive itself. savagcl, try contacting seagate tech support, tell them the problem with the drive slowdown. I am curious what they would have to say about that.
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I can try contacting seagate support. If nothing else, it will test their support system.
I just pulled their seagate tools to run some test and see what shows up there. Oh,
they sent me (an automated) questionaire to fill out so will see what happens there too.

Will post results here.

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Sorry about the long delay in responding but had (having) family emergency. My
daughter has breast cancer.

I'm not at home now but i finally got an answer from seagate: "drives are working within
limits", end of message. I think they were afraid of me doing an RMA.

I pulled their seatools and they did have some test for SATA drives. No problems except
1, it gave me errors on the NTSC file structure for both disk. Went to seagate again
with the results and they said "those are valid errors for NTSC". No further explanation
was given..... @#$%^&. Anyway, i ran chkdsk on both drives and they came back
clean. So, i'm still stumped and talking to seagate support is a waste of time.

Since the drives are not that old, 1 is only a few months old, I'm wondering if it could be
something along the path from the HD to CPU or screen?

thanks for the support (no pun intended),
savagcl
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