Nice to see that there is a community for WD hdds. It’s my first WD - hope it wont be last.
I pluged WD GP to sata port, started Windows7, went to storage manager > formated there a 1 partition - ntfs, 4kb alocation sector. Im using all my hdd with AHCI Intel 5Series/3400 chipset controler - i updated it
(btw the Intel Rapid Storage Technology version 10 still report hdd that is using 512b sectors O_o)
I dont have any problems, didnt play with LCC problem or anything. I just started to filling hdd with data from my hdd to see if I will get any errors (i didnt), but I got lack in performance - i read alot of similar topic here, but alot of them were about older model EADS.
When im writing to disk i get 120-100 mb/s (when cache aint full from what i read), then 60-80mb/s but then the transfer rate drop to 20-25mb/s, i know its GP but 25mb/s dont seems right. I read topic about someone that have same problem, and clam that when formated with XP then used Align Tool the performance is back, curently im ZEROing the HDD (5h till end), so im looking for solution at Win7. I got Cygwin so i can use Linux tools too. Align tools says it align but in performance I dont see it.
Thanks for replay
hdd formated with windows7
align tool claim that hdd is align ok
write speed drop to 20-25mb/s
looking for good way to creat partition so I can get right write speed