seagate new but very slow, help me

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i bought a seagate but it's very slow in the beginning of the hard disk

    the disk is empty , i have 2 hard disk with different firmware

    one is fast
    this is slow in the first part of the hard disk
    i used hddscan

    report

    HDDScan Drive Test Report
    Model: ST31000528AS
    Firmware: CC46
    LBA: 1953525168

    Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3
    Report Date: 12/03/2011 12:06:45


    Open Disk
    Test : RD-Read


    Executing
    Block start at 24335616 time 54ms
    Block start at 53711616 time 52ms
    Paused

    please help me
    the speed vary from 18mb to 120mb at second continuously
     

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  2. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    help me

    start lba 0
    end 15491840
    block size 256
    firmware CC46
    test read first screenshot

    and
    start lba 0
    end 15491840
    block size 256
    firmware CC38
    test read
     

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  3. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne Registered Member

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    Have you inquired about this at the Seagate forums..? Have you tested it using SeaTools for DOS...? Seagate will not honor any test if they are not done with their own diagnostic app...
     
  4. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    yes i did
    but the seatool under dos told me it's perfect

    but did you see the graphic ,the disk speed continue to vary in the first part of the hard disk , first 60gb
     
  5. xxJackxx

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    It's likely the firmware. I used to run Seagate drives and found that drives of the same model with different firmware would perform drastically different. Of course they will not allow you to flash your own firmware in most cases. I have had far too many issues with Seagate drives to run them any longer.
     
  6. mantra

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    but did you see a similar behavior ?
    fast and slow and again fast and slow ,like the graph, but only around the first 50gb of the hard disk

    thanks
     
  7. sbseven

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    Does it consistently do this over several trials? Maybe some other process was running in the background during the test...
     
  8. xxJackxx

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    This would have been my next question as well. Firmware could cause that but make sure you have no virus scanner going in the backround when running that.
     
  9. mantra

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    it did always
    and the disk is empty , no files
     
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