1.    07 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 91
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    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.    07 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,387
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    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
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 91
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    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.    07 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : May 2014
    Cross Plains, WI
    Posts : 318
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    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.    07 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,869
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    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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