Hey guys. I recently bough a new Seagate 7200.8 drive ($129 deal @ Outpost), and it's slower than molasses
HDTach may not be 100% accurate, but it's consistent w/my findings (it takes over 20 minutes to copy 1Gb from the drive)
The drive is hooked up to Promise Ultra 100 controller, along with WD 200Gb / Maxtor 200Gb drives, none of which exhibit any strange performance characteristics.
Tried using different cables.
Tried plugging the drive into motherboard IDE header.
Tried putting the drive into ancient PIII system with ATA 33.
Same crap. Any ideas guys? The drive passes all Seatools tests...and the write performance is speedy.