Are these drive speeds normal?

  1.    07 Mar 2017 #1

    Are these drive speeds normal?

    My D: drive is 50% full with read speed - 70 and write - 60. A few weeks ago it was 80/80.
    C: drive is 13% full with read - 90 and write 80

    Is it normal? Should I get a new one? Cristaldiskinfo says it's health is good with 19500 power on hours.

    See my specs to see the drive.

    Also, heavy daily usage, sometimes reaching 50 GB per day, like today.
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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       07 Mar 2017 #2

    You need a solid state drive for Windows :)

    Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB Access Denied

    Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB Access Denied
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  3.    07 Mar 2017 #3

    Yeah but is it good for a primary drive? As I said sometimes I download around 50 GB of stuff per day. Isn't that too much for an SSD and could it significantly shorten it's life span? And you didn't answer my question.
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  4. ArazelEternal's Avatar
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       07 Mar 2017 #4

    Those speeds are pretty typical of a standard HDD. The fuller a hard drive gets, the slower it gets. Unless you are really concerned about it, I dont think I would go and get a new one just based on that.

    An SSD would be fine as a main drive. Those drives linked are rated for 150 TBW (Terabytes Written) which is considering data transfers of 40 GB a day over a period of 10 years.
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       07 Mar 2017 #5

    You can short-stroke HDD to improve its speed, if you do not plan on using all the space.

    Short Stroke a Hard Drive - Make your spinning disk faster - YouTube

    I have cut one HDDs by half, second one by 2 thirds.
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