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hard drive speed

By swker98
Nov 16, 2005
  1. hi, i just built a new system
    amd3000+
    ati x800gt
    hatchi 80gb sata 3.0gbs
    vnf4 ultra 4 sata 2 ports


    now my question is my 50-60mbs slow

    thanks
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Are you asking why your hard drive transfer rates are only in the 50-60MB/sec range?

    If you are, the reason is simple - That's about as fast as they get.

    SATA-2 offers 3Gbps (300mb/sec) at the interface, but the actual drive can only push about 60-70MB/sec tops currently. Burst rates may take advantage of the extra interface bandwidth, but no drive can sustain data transfer fast enough.

    It's sort of like a highway with a 300MPH speed limit, but your car can only do 120MPH.
     
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    ok thanks os much now i know
     
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