09-09-2010 09:04 PM
My current drive is a 60Gb Maxtor 6Y060L0. I just installed my new ST3250820A 250Gb HDD, created 4 partitions, and installed Windows XP SP2 on one of the partitions.
My BIOS correctly detects that my Seagate is my primary master, and the Maxtor is now the primary slave. Now, booting from the Seagate takes nearly a minute longer than the Maxtor drive. So far, I've run SeaTools and did a Basic Drive Self Test, and came up with no errors. I haven't done anymore diagnostics yet. I keep reading reviews for this drive, and it is supposedly supposed to be pretty fast; however, I'm not seeing that kind of performance.
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09-09-2010 09:40 PM
09-09-2010 10:25 PM
Interesting - both these test results were done while using the OS from the Maxtor drive. Here are the Maxtor results; big difference.
Now, I'm not sure where to go from here. Thanks again.
09-09-2010 10:58 PM
09-10-2010 05:05 AM
I'm seeing two things: HD Tune info shows UDMA
And Device Mgr. shows PIO:
And just FYI, here's HD Tune Health:
How do I change that transfer mode? Are those instructions in those articles in your previous replies? Thanks.
09-10-2010 06:07 PM
09-10-2010 09:36 PM
I'm not sure what to make of the HD Tune results either, but my Device Mgr says my primary IDE controller (Seagate) is PIO only, while the secondary IDE controller (Maxtor) is running UDMA. I've tried the "toggling" method in Device Mgr to switch the Seagate back to UDMA, but that didn't work. Deleting certain registry keys, uninstalling the primary controller and rebooting didn't work either. So, I stumbled into a Microsoft hotfix that's specifically for this issue. I hope it works! I'll keep you posted.
09-10-2010 11:32 PM