Hard Drive Transfer

By Link407
May 15, 2005
  1. Greetings all,

    I have 2 hard drives in my machine. First, I have a WD Raptor 37gig for my Windows install. Second, I have a Maxtor 200gig for storage. Both are SATA. My question:

    Any idea why it would take me roughly a half an hour or more to transfer a dvd from the Raptor to the Maxtor or vise verse? That doesn't seem right to me. It took that long even before SP 2. I can transfer that much data over my network in a fraction of the time.


    Soyo Dragon 2 MoBo
    AMD 3200+
    1 gig Corsair RAM
    WD Raptor 37gig SATA
    Maxtor 200gig SATA
    GeForce FX 5900
    SB Live 5.1
    XP Pro SP 2
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    Maybe one of your drives is badly fragmented? Or maybe you don't have the right drivers installed? Or maybe DMA is off?
  3. Link407

    Link407 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I must apologize. I forgot to install my SATA drivers. Lightning fast now! Thanks.
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