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nedkelly
15-03-2011, 06:21 PM
Hey my mate has a new AMD Phenom system and today he was copying files from one Sata2 hard drive to another but was only getting 30MBps according to teracopy.
Why would this be?
He is running XP Pro on 3.5gb of ram.

forrest44
15-03-2011, 06:36 PM
What model hard drives?
Maybe there were lots of little small files? That can really slow things down at times...

nedkelly
15-03-2011, 06:45 PM
Um not sure on the models, but I know they are both WD one was 1tb and the other was a 2tb green.
Um yeah they were small files, it was his entire music collection.

gary67
15-03-2011, 06:59 PM
Green drives run slower to save power by not getting so hot, could be part of the reason

Paul.Cov
15-03-2011, 09:21 PM
Yeah, I've had some frustration with my Greens being dead slow to read. Still happy to buy them, but don't expect them to fly in all situations.

Fine for occasional backups. Not a first choice for a system disc.