Slow transfers between local hdd's

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  1. Movendi

    Movendi Techno-süchtige

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    Just build a new pc with the following specs:

    E4300
    Gigabyte 965p-ds3
    O/S HDD: Western Digital WD800JD 80gb SATAII [Windows XP SP 2 up to date with autopatcher]
    Storage HDD: WD5000AAKS SATAII
    Crucial 2gb 667mhz


    I'm cut and pasting files from 80gb to the 500gb and it takes 4 and half minutes to transfer 1gb. That is a helluva long time for 1gb! On my old computer with same hdd's it was significantly more faster than the speeds i'm getting now. I'm not too sure where to troubleshoot so i'm hoping someone can identify what seems to be holding the speeds down.
     
  2. deusexaethera

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    Have you installed the chipset and SATA drivers yet?
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    :werd: ^^^

    It sounds like a driver issue that's messing up your dma settings.
     
  4. Movendi

    Movendi Techno-süchtige

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    installed everything that came with the motherboard cd but don't think it had sata drivers. Windows just automatically picked it up :dunno:
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, come to think of it, service pack 2 has the sata drivers.

    It's possible there could be trouble with one of the drives. Maybe you could run the hard drive utilities for each drive.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Go to the motherboard manufacturer's website and look for SATA drivers specifically made for your motherboard. Manually specify them as the drivers Windows should use for your SATA controller.
     

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