Weird HD R/W speeds

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Weird HD R/W speeds

Postby Drazo » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:08 am

While transfering files from hard drive to hard drive, within the same system, I've noticed it's generally a lot faster then other read and write methods. Also, being both IDE the max bandwidth is 100 megabits per second which is 12.5 megabytes per second. In other read and write situations it seems to be more like 3 or 4 megabytes per second....even if it's just reading or writing with no compression or processing etc.

Now explain how I've just transfered a bunch of MP3s from one drive to the other, in total of 131 megabytes, in less than 10 seconds?

The only possible explaination I think of is that is compresses the data before it leaves the hard drive....but still the read and write can't be affected....especially since the first hard drive is about 3 years old now.
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