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Help with slow transfer rate on WD1200JP

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I been having trouble with file transfer rate lately.

I have 3 P:ATA drives (see sys specs below).

Transfers to/from WD 200GB to Maxtor 160GB is about 30000 KB/S

Transfers to/from WD 120GB to Maxtor or WD 200GB is 15000 KB/S

WD 120GB is OS drive with two partitions one 10GB(os) one 110GB.

10GB partion 2.5GB free, 110GB partiton 15GB free.

WD 200GB is one big partition and has 30GB free

Maxtor is two partitions. Two 80GB partitions. Partiton one 20GB free, partition 2 15GB free.

All drives run in Ultra dma mode 2 acording to Device Manager.

Hope someone can help me with this since I have no clue.

Thanx in advance

System Specs:

CPU: P4C Northwood 2.4@3.0 Ghz, 800@1000 Mhz FSB, Cooled by Zalman CNPS7000A-CU

MOBO: Asus p4p800 Deluxe, bios 1019. MAM enabled, Turbo mode

MEMORY: 2 x 512MB Mushkin pc3200 Special (2-2-3-5-8-64T-64µsec)

GRAPHIC'S: Sapphire 9800pro ,Clock Default, (Omega 4.12b), VGA-Silencer

HD's: P-ATA: WD 1200JB 8MB Cache 120 GB, WD2000JB 8MB Cache 200 GB, Maxtor DM 9+ 160GB, 8mb Cache

PSU: 360 Watt chieftec

SOUND: Onboard Soundmax

OS: WMC-2005, INF Update 6.2.1.1001.

Monitor: Samsung 959NF, 19" Diamondtron

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I been having trouble with file transfer rate lately.

I have 3 P:ATA drives (see sys specs below).

Transfers to/from WD 200GB to Maxtor 160GB is about 30000 KB/S

Transfers to/from WD 120GB to Maxtor or WD 200GB is 15000 KB/S

WD 120GB is OS drive with two partitions one 10GB(os) one 110GB.

10GB partion 2.5GB free, 110GB partiton 15GB free.

WD 200GB is one big partition and has 30GB free

Maxtor is two partitions. Two 80GB partitions. Partiton one 20GB free, partition 2 15GB free.

All drives run in Ultra dma mode 2 acording to Device Manager.

Hope someone can help me with this since I have no clue.

Thanx in advance

Ultra dma 2 is basicaly what cdroms usually run in.  You need them in dma 5 at the minimum.  What MB and chipset is this using?

Tex

System Specs: 

CPU: P4C Northwood 2.4@3.0 Ghz, 800@1000 Mhz FSB, Cooled by Zalman CNPS7000A-CU

MOBO: Asus p4p800 Deluxe, bios 1019. MAM enabled, Turbo mode

MEMORY: 2 x 512MB Mushkin pc3200 Special  (2-2-3-5-8-64T-64µsec)

GRAPHIC'S: Sapphire 9800pro ,Clock Default, (Omega 4.12b), VGA-Silencer

HD's: P-ATA: WD 1200JB 8MB Cache 120 GB, WD2000JB 8MB Cache 200 GB, Maxtor DM 9+ 160GB, 8mb Cache

PSU: 360 Watt chieftec

SOUND: Onboard Soundmax

OS: WMC-2005, INF Update 6.2.1.1001.

Monitor: Samsung 959NF, 19" Diamondtron

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Here's what my Device Manger looks like

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Do you have al the chipset drivers installed?

Try deleting the channel of the controller in device manager and rebooting.

This assumes you are using a ata100 ide cable which is differant then a ata33 (udma 2) meant for a cdrom. It has twice the number of wires.

Tex

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You might also have the PATA cable backwards. Blue connector should be plugged to the motherboard.

If you don't have colored connectors, it's most likely you have old 40-wire cables. Normally in 80-wire cable one hole in the connector is blocked, and corresponding pin is missing from drive/motherboard.

Cheers,

Jan

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