Thoughts on slow drive transfer rate

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  1. dissonance

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    So I replaced the 320GB drives in my RAID and backed up everything to the old drives as I pulled them out 1 at a time (aka, all my data is on the old RAID drives). I setup the RAID (with the new 1TB drives) and am transfering files back onto it with the old drives sitting next to my case and plugged in internally (SATA-II). The drives are transfering really slow and are slow when browsing within them (not as slow when browsing as the read is, the writing isn't too bad either). I am running Windows XP SP3 and don't have much else installed right now (I reformatted/reloaded Windows as well) so its pretty much a fresh install. My OS is not on the RAID but a separate drive and it seems fine. Anyone have any ideas why its transfering so slow? What all would cause an internal drive to run slow?

    I didn't check for new drivers but used the ones I used before. I suppose I can check to see if there is a new SATA controller driver but doubt thats the issue.
     
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    What kind of drives are we talking about here? Both old and new must be SATA, but what brand/model? If you were going from higher RPM drives to the newer "green" drives that focus on sound/heat/power consumption, you might notice a little less performance.
     
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    The drives I am copying from were in my RAID and are formatted as NTFS now. They are Seagate ES 320GB 7.2k SATA-II drives that I bought in December and have moderate use.

    After removing them I had 1 left over that wasn't used for backup and have it as my OS drive now. It runs normal, it's just the ones I was using as backups. I think I am going to try a different port on my motherboard to see if thats the issue.
     

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