I just installed a new WD2002FAEX secondary drive and partitioned it into 3 basic primary drives. My first drive in the system is a WD1002FAEX which has 4 basic primary partitions/drives.
Transferring files from one partiton to another on the WD1002FAEX is fast/correct.
But when I try to copy files to and from the new WD2002FAEX drive the transfer is extremely slow, like as if it were a usb connected drive. But it is connected internally and the speeds should be much faster.
To copy a directory that is about 70Gb from 1 partiton to another on the same drive, it is going to take 30-35 minutes to transfer.
If I try to copy this 70Gb directory from the WD2002FAEX to any of the partitions on the WD1002FAEX it is only going to take 16 minutes, almost half the time.
Even writing to this new WD2002FAEX Drive, doesn’t matter which partition I choosel, the speed is so slow… What is up with this new drive?
What is wrong with this BRAND NEW WD2002FAEX drive?
My primary drive on sata 1, the W\D1002FAEX has no jumper. Hence, pins 5&6 Only enable 1.5Gb PHY while these same pins on the WD2002FAEX limits PHY to 3Gbps. WHY not the same when both drives are basically the same just different in size.
I have since tried placing a jumper on the WD2002FAEX on pins 5&6 to limit PHY to 3Gbps. But this did not do anything; the amount of time needed to copy this 70Gb directory from one partition to another on the same drive is still the same 30-35 minutes… THIS IS TOO LONG.