How to increase data transfer rate for SATA drives

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  1. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    I was wondering is there any way to increase the data transfer rate on SATA drives. My MB has SATA 3 and I have a Samsung HD 154UI drive on SATA /300 where I have Windows 8 x64 installed. The performance under Windows is 5.9. This is the lowest on the list. CPU 7.4, Memory 7.4, Graphics 7.9, Gaming graphics 7.9, Hard disk 5.9...Is there a way to get it higher without replacing the drive. The drive is new (only 3 months old) I have two of these drives and two Seagate drives that are 2 tera which are 1 year old.

    Any help would be nice.

    Thanks
     
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  3. CRacks777

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    anyone can edit there scores.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    a score of 5.9 is for HHD not for SSD and so far it is quite normal I guess. here I run several SSDs which all show 7+ but on some other boxes, I only find 5.9 or 6, no more. These machines are all same or very similar
     
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  6. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    Please no BS or fighting.
    Though I would ask if someone knew of a way and I though here at MDL someone may have a ideal. All this BS and s#$t when someone asks a question is so childish. some of you are like little kids.

    Grow up...
    If you dont know then please dont say anything.

    Thanks
     
  7. burfadel

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    Mechanical drives are limited to a WEI score of 5.9. Also, the Samsung HD104UI is a 'green' drive running at 5400rpm (and has been around for several years at that), it's not meant for performance. Even the fastest 7200rpm drives at the moment, despite being noticeably faster will score 5.9. If you want any faster, you have to install Windows on a SSD.
     
  8. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    Thank you..

    My drive is the Hd154ui not the green drive.

    But again thank you and Paul for your answers. I though it was something like what you but say. Was hoping that there was a different way.

    I guess I have to go out and get an SSD drive. What drive would you guys recommend.

    Can Windows 8 be transferred or mirrored to a new drive.
     
  9. nexus76

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    I have very good experience with my Kingston.
    For a SSD migration you could partition the SSD as following:

    open a commandline, enter

    afterwards you can clone windows onto the fresh SSD partition W: in this case
    with tools like paragon backup & recovery free.

    if it looks to complicated to do those steps
    manually you could also use paragon migrate to ssd, but there's no free version.
     
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  10. maddog0266

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    Thank you.

    I will check out that drive model.

    Those step dont look that hard.

    Anyone else have a good drive model.

    I would like something fast.
    I was thinking and was checking out the 15000 rpm drives but they are not very large.
     
  11. maddog0266

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    Was looking at the Seagate Savvio 15K 600GB drive. any comments about this drive. Its a 2.5 inch drive.
    Model # ST3600057SS or ST3600957FC, The FC is fibre Channel.
     
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  13. maddog0266

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    Yes they are.

    I am looking at about $500 for budget.
    The Seagate 15K7 are from $229 to $400 and $247 to $650 for 15K5.
    Those prices are for new drives. You can get a refurb from Newegg for $60 to $80...146GB
     
  14. burfadel

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    I would not bother with a 15K drive, as they are still mechanical and suffer from very much reduced transfer rates for non-sequential read/writes.

    A SSD would be much better, and put the rest of your stuff on a good HDD. A SSD requires a little settings modifications though so you don't waste space, such as NOT putting pictures, documents etc in the standard user location.
     
  15. bchat

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    I would go with an OCZ Vertex 4 or Vector SSD. They are one of the fastest SSDs around and have a great support forum.
    OR, get 2 and put them in a RAID0 array...:biggrin:
     
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  16. PaulDesmond

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    second this but meanwhile a 480-500gig unit is at a reasonable level and a raid thing becomes obsolete except huge data amount is arround
     
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    I am an SSD junkie, got 32 of them - - - :eek: I love RAID0 arrays -

    Rule of thumb, per OCZ, never fill the SSD over 50%. I just put BLUE on a 128 GB Vertex 4 - it takes up about 10GB with only OS and Office Excel/Outlook.
    An OCZ 128 GB SSD makes a nice OS drive if you don't load it up will a lot of junk, a 256 GB is better cuz it is a little faster and gives you more room.

    Another "rule of thumb" - speed cost money, how fast do you want to go?...:icecream:
     
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  18. PaulDesmond

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    I know that you are a freaking Raid junkie ... but where have you been all the time? Good to have you back :D
     
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