Hard-drive transfer rate poor??

Dell / Dimension e521
June 18, 2009 at 14:12:32
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.1 GHz / 1021 MB
hi, the transfer rate on my hard drive
sometimes seems slow.
i get 20mb/sec when copying between
partitions on the same drive and 5mb/sec
when copying from dvd-rom to hard drive.

does anybody know what the average figures
are for this activity?
the hard drive is a 160gb sata 7200rpm 8mb

thanks, kris

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June 18, 2009 at 14:26:03
No problem there, copying from dvd will naturally be much slower then from hard drive, dvd read speed is limited to speed of the dvd drive. In other words you can't write any faster then what the drive can read the data.
"Hard-drive transfer rate poor" is misleading you can't compare a hard drive to a dvd, which is what you are complaining about.

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June 18, 2009 at 14:53:50
hi, thanks for responding, you misunderstood my first post or
perhaps my post wasnt clear. i was querying both speeds, not
just the dvd transfer rate.

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June 20, 2009 at 21:57:45
Copying between partition on a drive and partitions on different
drives and partions on drives on different controller channels very
because a channel can only transfer to one device at a time.
The worse being from one partition to another on the same drive.
The best between partitions on different drives on different
channels. This is dependent on the operating system and
motherboard design. There have been major blunders in both
that have more than halved the speed of data transfer.

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