Question about my Hard Drive Speed
stealth1111 Canada Member
im just wondering if this is Normal i have Western Digital 4TB WD Black Performance Internal Hard Drive HDD - 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5" -, but my HDD is only Write speed of 30 MB/s i remember it use to be Super fast not even a year old
I’d expect your drive to be about three times faster. If you are running background applications on boot it can impact your drive performance. Torrent applications, some security software, I had an online game that I had to uninstall because it ran its anti cheat software in the background at all times killing disk performance. I’d start there, take inventory of what’s running in the background and disable anything you don’t need to run on startup then reboot and try the benchmark again.
a relatively easy way to test around the issues that Cliff highlighted would be using a linux live USB (e.g. Ubuntu) and follow the instructions here for a GUI tool or CLI (but note what commands may cause issues)
But if you want to test inside Windows, booting into safe mode + https://osdn.net/projects/crystaldiskmark/releases/ would be another easy test.