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is my hard disc drive file transfer rate normal or has it gotten slower?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by user08, May 11, 2015.

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  1. user08

    user08 Thread Starter

    Oct 28, 2014
    is my file transfer rate normal or has it gotten slower for my hard disc drive? I have bumped my knee into my computer and heard a scratching sound and guest it might be the hard drive since its one thing that spins. when I copy big files like 4gb+ from one folder to another the transfer rate starts at around 100mb/s then drop down to and stays at around 50mb-30mb per second. I never pay attention to my transfer speed and don't know if its like this has it gotten slower? what are you other guys folder to folder transfer speed? its the internal hard drive for my desktop specs below

    hard drive specs:

    Manufacturer - Western Digital
    Part # - WD6400AAKS
    Capacity - 640GB
    Interface - SATA 3 Gb/s
    Cache - 16MB
    RPM - 7200
    Form Factor - 3.5"

    System specs:

    Operating System-
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
    AMD FX-8350 19 °C
    Vishera 32nm Technology
    8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 970A-D3P (CPU 1) 30 °C
    SyncMaster ([email protected])
    2048MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (ATI AIB) 31 °C
    596GB Western Digital WDC WD6401AALS-00L3B2 ATA Device (SATA) 36 °C
    Optical Drives-
    ATAPI iHAS124 Y ATA Device
    High Definition Audio Device
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    That sounds normal for copying files back to itself. Speeds always start off higher while the buffer is in use.
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    If you are concerned about the drive, why not test it with the WD diagnostic? Go to the WD site and download the software; run both the short and long tests.
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