01-21-2008 09:18 PM
01-12-2009 03:19 PM
Hello.. I upgraded my Inspiron 6000 to the ST9160821A since the orignal drive was a ST9100823A figured it was a no brainer to use a Segate since the 100gig worked well for 2 years. Well lets just say this drive is simply to slow to even use the computer.
Here are some numbers for comparison:
Building an image from the 100 gig drive to a USB backup drive with ghost maybe takes 1 hour. (maybe 70-80 gig)
4 hours+ (I lost count) to write that image back to the new drive.
4 hours+ (again I lost count) to build/write the image from the 160 gig to same backup USB drive.
Very simple this drive has PITIFULL performance if you could even call it that..
Replace with another brand and performance returned to normal levels (except I have a nice shiny new Segate paper weight)