06-05-2010 03:29 PM - edited 06-05-2010 03:31 PM
I am having an issue with my hdd purchased 2 months ago.
I was using it as storage, and as I bought win7, I decided to install the OS on it. So I used my WD10EARS instead of my old WD of 320go 16mo cache.
But it is slower !!
Here is my hd tune result : 2 times with WD10EARS and 1 time with WD320, same config and windows 7.
WD diagnostique and SMART report all is ok.
Do you have any clue about what is going wrong ?
Thx for reading.
06-08-2010 04:45 PM
How did you format it? If you formatted it on an XP system then the drive is out of alignment and it will run slow, really slow. You may want to save any data on the drive, then write zeros to it, and then re-partition and reformat it with Windows 7.
08-07-2010 08:54 PM
Is this an issue only if you're running Windows7 on a HD partitioned by XP? Or is this an issue with any HD formatted/partitioned with XP?
This sounds like exactly what I'm dealing with, but I'm running an XP system, I formatted the HD, used XP to partition it, then installed XP.
08-08-2010 04:34 AM
I also have a hard disc failure warning occurring when using the WD10EARS with Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit). I purchased the drive less than 2 months ago. Not happy that the drive seems to be full of bugs and runs slowly??
08-09-2010 03:35 AM