Caviar Black read speeds under 7mb/s


#1

I bought this drive off new egg about a year and a half ago: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218  Formatted, it has just under 600GB of free space.

The speed is just terrible lately, and I’ve been running low on disc space, I think I’m down to 10gb free space. By terrible I mean 50mb/s burst speed, and around 6mb/s for files larger than 6gigs. Is low disc space to blame for this horrible performance?


#2

normaly is the drive dying by bad sectors

install hard disk sentinel and see the report

maybe its only needing a defragmentation tool


#3

Update:

So it seems the problem is confined to when I’m either A) writing to a USB device or B) transfering files over my wireless network. I tried copying some files to my newly installed 1TB Caviar Black, and my speed was only being limited to 50MB/s+ by the write speed of the new drive.

So can I assume my problem is unrelated to either hard drive?


#4

maybe if you are transfering files over wireless that maybe be normal

in other ocasions its not