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Speed Issue W/ New Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zkreflex, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. zkreflex

    zkreflex Thread Starter

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    So originally I was using a Rosewill USB HDD Dock with my WD HD103SI 1 TB Hard Drive. Everything went great, but eventually filled that up. I bought a new WD HD103SJ 1 TB Hard Drive, formatted it as NTFS, but the speeds are horrible. Transfer rates say around 2.0 mb/s give or take .5 mb/s, so it takes around an hour to transfer a 4 GB file to the hard drive, whereas it took 4 minutes on my other one. I didn't change any settings, I just plopped a new hard drive into the same HDD dock, but the speeds I am getting on that hard drive are poor. I also noticed that the file text on the hard drive is in blue? not sure why that is...

    Thanks...
     
  2. jack-o-bytes

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    Hello welcome to TSG forum.

    I have just googled the part number you have included in your post "WD HD103SJ" and it comes up with a samsung spinpoint not a Western Digital (WD) like you stated. Is this correct?
     
  3. ritwik_garg

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    Blue text in file names indicates that the files are compressed to save disk space.
     
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