Hi everyone, looks like a massive forum here, lots of help, I hope one of you experts might know a little something about this problem I’m having:
I recently purchased a new 250GB hard drive. The specs are:
My Windows XP is currently running from this drive in the first partition.
Also, I have a second, older drive installed:
-slower gigabits/sec (not sure how fast but not as fast)
My problem is:
the read/write speeds to these drives are identical. I try loading a 75 meg photoshop or soundforge file from both drives (same file copied to both drives) and it takes the same time to load them in. Also, saving these files writes at the same speeds, too.
The new drive (WD2500-ks) should be reading and writing at least 25% faster.
At first, I had my Windows XP installed on the older 160GB drive with the new 250GB SataII drive set as the slave. At that stage of the game, the larger drive was reading and writing at least 25% faster.
Any clues on this one!!?? I don’t know if I should re-install XP on my older drive again and re-set the new 250GB to the slave so I can get my faster read/write times back. I installed my O/S on the newer drive hoping to get faster overall performance in windows, but it hasn’t done that.
Thanks to all who might have an idea on this one.