Only 20mb/s hdd :(

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mobius 1, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    using this stock apple 5400RPM 160GB hdd Macbook 5.1. Mac os 10.6.7.


    how to fix. this is really annoying
     
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    Hard drive speed is limited by the types of files you are transferring, speed of drive, if you are performing other tasks (or the computer is doing tasks in the background like indexing), and the speed of the interface.

    One giant RAW video file will transfer a lot faster than 100,000 text files taking up the same amount of space.
     
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    Have you tried AJA System Test yet to benchmark your HDD?

    And how much free HDD capacity do you have?
     
  6. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sorry to b late here. my modem won't stop F104ing

    i tested with HD speed test, with no other program open. just after a shutdown-power up (not restart).


    my HDD is 5400RPM 160GB apple brand.

    101+ GB (ya i don't store much)
     
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    That's a pretty slow HDD to begin with, maybe not 20MB/s slow, but my 7200 RPM 320GB drive gets around 70-75MB/s, which should be considerably faster than a 160GB 5400, due to both rotational speed and data density. You may just have a slowly dying HDD, so it may be a good time to upgrade it.
     
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    And what are the results of that HD speed test thingy?
     
  9. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    21.65 MB/s


    Apple Stock 5400RPM HDD. 160 GB. (ye, me poorfag)


    I have some choices

    1. Is a reformat able to get it back to 50~ MB/s ?
    2. Is the SeaGate Momentus XT 500GB Hybird 7200RPM good?
    3. Is the Intel 302 SSD (80GB) good? Will it have problems with OS X? Or just go with X-25M?
    4. Which should I get?

    Thanks :)
     

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