I pulled a 3.5" year 2013 era WD3200AAKX off the shelf to do a test installation. It was SLOW. The specs call for 7200 rpm 16MB and SATA III. So I test it with a common HDD speed utility. On two different motherboards it maxes out consistently at 100MB/s. Like I said, slow, especially for an OS boot drive. 100MB/s is common for DAS SATA II. DAS SATA III usually sees 130-200 MB/s from my experience.
Anyone know if there is a firmware update for this disk? I tried to find one but have no luck yet.
Thanks for your help : )
Regards . . .