Slow loading in games - HD problem?

By blimp01
Feb 20, 2010
  1. Hey guys!

    When I play my games like Call of Duty MW2 and stuff, the loading screens take a long time, but once it has loaded, my games are blazing fast. I am wondering if this can be caused by a slow hard drive.

    Has anyone ran the EVEREST Disk benchmarks?
    My WD 500GB 7200RPM HDD got the scores of:

    Linear Read(Begin) - 73 MB/s
    Linear Read(Middle) - 55 MB/s
    Linear Read(End) - 34 MB/s
    Random Read - 58 MB/s
    Buffered Read - 206 MB/s
    Average Read Access - 14.80 ms

    I am wondering if these speeds are normal, because my games' loadscreens take forever (20-30 Seconds), and I thought the hard drive would be rated at 3 GB/s

  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    have you tried to defrag your HDD
  3. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 144

    ya, my hard drive and OS and everything are super clean, defragged many times
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    i haven't played Call of Duty MW2 single player mode yet but i do play Call of Duty MW2 multiplaye all the time and with my WD Caviar Black 500GB HDD loads new maps in 15 - 20 Seconds. i will test single player as soon as i download it from steam

    Linear Read(Begin) - 113 MB/s
    Linear Read(Middle) - 97 MB/s
    Linear Read(End) - 57 MB/s
    Random Read - 99 MB/s
    Buffered Read - 222 MB/s
    Average Read Access - 12.19 ms
  5. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 144

    thanks, looks like mine is running a bit slow
  6. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 144

    i bought a 1 TB 7200.12 Seagate HDD, used norton ghost and cloned the drive and now the maps in MW2 load in 5-10 seconds so it was an old hard drive, it probably slowed down because I reinstalled windows like 20 times on it! lol

    now i get

    Linear Read(Begin) - 127 MB/s
    Linear Read(Middle) - 105 MB/s
    Linear Read(End) - 65 MB/s
    Random Read - 108 MB/s
    Buffered Read - 219 MB/s
    Average Read Access - 12.98 ms
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