I recently bought a new 1TB Caviar Black (WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0; firmware: 05.01D05) to replace a dieing Seagate for some video editting however I’m getting some weird slowdowns in exporting the final product.
I use both Virtual Dub and Adobe Premiere Elements but I’ve only noticed this problem so far when I’m using Virtual Dub (I’ll test out Premiere later); it’ll export fine (render rate: ~26 fps) for a while but suddenly drop dramatically down to like 2-3 fps for 30 minutes or so before speeding back up to the 20s - reoccurring sometimes more than once during the export.
The slowdown is annoying enough for me to use my Samsung Spinpoint F3 boot drive (HD103SJ) which only gets 13 fps but is at least consistent.
I’ve formatted the Caviar Black drive as 2 primary partitions (W: 732GB; R: 199GB); the slowdown happens in exporting to either one. The WD DLGDIAG says the health status is good so I’m not sure what’s happening.
I’ve run ATTO and CrystalDiskMark but I’m not sure how the scores fare (I don’t benchmark often) nor why there seems to be a difference between the partitions.
ATTO and CMD for W: partition:
ATTO and CMD for R: partition:
Anyways, any advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated.