Partitioning External HDD, one partition slow

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Prime85, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

    Prime85

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    I just partitioned my external HDD, When i run black magic disk speed test i get from 110 - 115mb/s write and about 110mb/s read. But the second partition on the same drive i am getting around 65mb/s on both read and write.

    What is the reason for this?
     
  2. Lance-AR macrumors 6502

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    It has to do with the circumference of the beginning of the drive vs the larger later area.
     
  3. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Prime85

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    Thank you! That makes sense.
     

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