Hard Disk speed reduced

Seagate / 500gb sata st3500320as
July 23, 2009 at 13:34:57
Specs: Windows Vista
HI
I purchase 500Gb Sata Hard disk 6 months ago.At that time i was getting Data copying speed near about 80MB/s. with the passage of time speed reduced.now i am getting just near about 30Mb/s.

I regularly run disk fragmentation and check disk tool.
Can anyone help me here...?
Thanks in Advance


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#1
July 25, 2009 at 09:53:34
Check with the manufacturer to see if they have a diagnostic utility.

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#2
July 25, 2009 at 10:10:54
How much space is still available?

Is the drive a SATA or IDE?

Check the DMA mode the drive is using.

Did you re-install Windows during that time?


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#3
July 25, 2009 at 12:07:49
@ OtheHill

My drive is SATA
DMA =Ultra Dma 5
A few days before there was approx 50GB free
i thought repartitioning may solve problem
So i repatriation the drive but the situation was same
now it has more than 200Gb free space

Thanx


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#4
July 25, 2009 at 12:31:58
How are you measuring the transfer speed?

Go to Device manager and expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Right click on the first Serial ATA controller and choose propertiesport 0. Run the speed test. If no drive is connected to that port then repeat the previous step as necessary.


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#5
July 25, 2009 at 13:26:22
I m using Windows Vista Ultimate.It shows data transfer rate when copying data

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#6
July 25, 2009 at 13:34:49
If your Vista does not have SP2 installed, there is nothing you can do to improve the transfer rate.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#7
July 25, 2009 at 13:44:52
My windows is sp1
i will install Sp2 and report if any improvement

ok tell me one more thing?

are there different types of SATA cables?
if yes, how can i find which is best for me?


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#8
July 25, 2009 at 14:14:22
http://www.cooldrives.com/sata-cabl...

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#9
July 25, 2009 at 17:55:15
SATA cables can lose effectiveness if folded too tightly. Other than that, your present cable should be fine to use.

I didn't notice that you are running Vista.


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#10
July 26, 2009 at 01:33:11
Thanx
I noticed that my cable was folded tightly from 2 places

relaxing the cable solved my problem

bytheway i m running windows vista x64 ultimate edition

Thanx again


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#11
July 26, 2009 at 06:59:59
Glad you solved the problem.

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