Windows 10: Slow internal hard drive tansfer speeds

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  1.    07 Aug 2016 #1

    Slow internal hard drive tansfer speeds


    Hi

    I'm getting very slow hard drive transfer speeds. Both drives are SATA:

    Seagate Barracude Green 2TB 6Gb/s 5900RPM ST2000DL003

    HGST 4TB 6Gb/s 7200RPM HDN724040ALE640

    I'm transferring from the Seagate to the HGST. I'm copying over some video tutorial courses, they're quite big ~ 14Gb each. Each course has a number of videos averaging about 80-150Mb per video. I'm getting tranfer speeds of about 8-9MB/s.

    I've ran CrystalDiskMark on both drives and they're reported as what I expect. I've attached screen shots of the results.

    My motherboard is a Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 5 and I have 32Gb of GSkill DDR4 ram.

    As far as I know I think the chipset drivers are up to date.

    I'm at a lost why the transfer rate would be so slow. Any suggestions would be great.

    Thanks
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       09 Aug 2016 #2

    You drives seem to be running at SATA instead of SATA 3 (or 6 as it is also known). I assume your drives are connected to SATA 3 ports; yes? If so, the level of hard drive fragmentation and free capacity can affect hard drive transfer speeds. Also, having both drives on the same SATA 3 controller could impact performance. I suggest running ATTO benchmark as it gives a better picture of transfer speeds by filesize:

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  3.    09 Aug 2016 #3

    aardvark said: View Post
    You drives seem to be running at SATA instead of SATA 3 (or 6 as it is also known). I assume your drives are connected to SATA 3 ports; yes? If so, the level of hard drive fragmentation and free capacity can affect hard drive transfer speeds. Also, having both drives on the same SATA 3 controller could impact performance. I suggest running ATTO benchmark as it gives a better picture of transfer speeds by filesize:

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    https://www.attotech.com/disk-benchmark/
    Hi

    All the SATA ports are 6Gb/s ports and are from the Z170 chipset, no 3rd party controllers. I assume they will run in this mode? or Is there a way to check this or set this to happen? Also should the ports be populated in sequential order? ie 0,1,2,3,4,5?

    Thanks
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       09 Aug 2016 #4

    So I looked at your chipset and your mobo manual and it sure seems like they should be able to run SATA3 by default. You do have them set to AHCI; correct? The only other thing I noticed is that SATA ports 2 and 3 are physically offset from 0,1,4,5 so you might want to experiment by keeping your OS drive on 0 and try placing your other drive on 2. Just guessing though...

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    Defrag and run ATTO please
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  5.    09 Aug 2016 #5

    Yeah, SATA is in AHCI mode. I've read SATA port population doesn't matter but will give that a try tonight. Thanks for your advice dude.
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       09 Aug 2016 #6

    quyeno said: View Post
    Yeah, SATA is in AHCI mode. I've read SATA port population doesn't matter but will give that a try tonight. Thanks for your advice dude.
    You are probably right; however, there is something affecting your transfer speeds on both drives and that is unknown at this point. Anyway, defrag you hard drives and run that ATTO. Good luck to you!
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  7.    09 Aug 2016 #7

    I've read a lot of people are having the same problem and everyone seems to agree that transfers were faster in Win 7 which is what I distinctly remember as well. I might go back to win 7 and confirm this myself.
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       09 Aug 2016 #8

    quyeno said: View Post
    I've read a lot of people are having the same problem and everyone seems to agree that transfers were faster in Win 7 which is what I distinctly remember as well. I might go back to win 7 and confirm this myself.
    That may be for some specific hardware configurations; however, generally speaking, the difference should be minimal. Now, if you look at my transfers speeds, they were no different on 7, 8 or 10, and your chipset is much newer than mine so I doubt you will find that to be true with your rig.
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  9.    09 Aug 2016 #9

    ok cool. I'll try copying back some of the files back onto the original drive, defrag and run that app then copy those files back. finger's crossed it is just down to fragmentation.
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       09 Aug 2016 #10

    Wait! I just found these benchmarks for the Barracuda green. Maybe it is just that slow?:

    http://hothardware.com/reviews/seaga...-review?page=5
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