WD2002FAEX UDMA 5 and SATA 2.6?

My WD2002FAEX shows Supported: UDMA mode 6 but Active UDMA Mode 5. 

The reason i even was looking at this is the performance seems slow. See iamges below.

Especially odd to me is the slow read ties in the 8 to 64 range, this varies when in rerun the test but it’s always low in that area. I have another hd and it doesn’t look that way. 

And then the SATA shows as 2.6 instead of 3, what’s up with that? I bought this drive only a few months ago but now i’m wondering how old it is or if i got a lemon :dizzy_face:



Here’s info from HD tune minus the serial number.  I tried adding a jumper to the drive as a tech suggested, that did absolutely nothing. I tried the “universal firware updater” which another tech suggested, that seems to be for usb HDs and not internal. In any case it just repeats to unplug all usb hd except wd.  

Is there any thing I can do with this drive?

HD Tune Pro: WDC WD2002FAEX-007BA Information

Firmware version : 05.01D05
Serial number : 
Capacity : 2000.4 gB (1863.0 GB)
Buffer size : n/a
Sector size : 512 bytes
Standard : SATA 2.6 (3.0 Gb/s)
Supported mode : UDMA Mode 6
Current mode : UDMA Mode 5
Avergae speed : 99 MB/s
Rotation speed : -

S.M.A.R.T : yes
48-bit Address : yes
Read Look-Ahead : yes
Write Cache : yes
Host Protected Area : yes
Device Configuration Overlay : yes
Firmware Upgradable : yes
Automatic Acoustic Management: no
Power Management : yes
Advanced Power Management : no
Interface Power Management : yes
Power-up in Standby : yes
Security Mode : yes
SCT Tables : yes
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) : yes
Trim : no

Volume :
Capacity :
Free :
Usage :
File system :
Serial :
Alignment : 2 MB

Volume : DRIVE_C_Win7 (C:)
Capacity : 1907440 MB
Free : 1239651 MB
Usage : 35%
File system : NTFS
Alignment : 1 MB

I’m wondering whether you have an “IntelliPower” Green drive that spins at 5400 RPM, or whether your drive has 4 platters.

Can you show us short-stroked HD Tune read benchmark graphs for your fast and slow drives?

See the last example in the following thread:

How to determine number of heads using HD Tune: