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Constantly 100% Disk while 2MB Transfer

  1. #11


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I'm afraid just the fact it is SATA3 is no help speed wise. It is better to get as fast one as you can or even 2 in the RAID 0 mode which would give you best results.
    I'm not buying it for speed, i'm buying it because the recording program can be located there and operating system. Operating system wont use that disk and the speed was better when i looked at info.

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  2. #12


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mursa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I'm afraid just the fact it is SATA3 is no help speed wise. It is better to get as fast one as you can or even 2 in the RAID 0 mode which would give you best results.
    I'm not buying it for speed, i'm buying it because the recording program can be located there and operating system. Operating system wont use that disk and the speed was better when i looked at info.
    If the disk if for recording only, you can improve the performance by disabling the antivirus scan on it, disable indexing and automatic maintenance (usually defragmeantation which you can do manually when yon need it).
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mursa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I'm afraid just the fact it is SATA3 is no help speed wise. It is better to get as fast one as you can or even 2 in the RAID 0 mode which would give you best results.
    I'm not buying it for speed, i'm buying it because the recording program can be located there and operating system. Operating system wont use that disk and the speed was better when i looked at info.
    If the disk if for recording only, you can improve the performance by disabling the antivirus scan on it, disable indexing and automatic maintenance (usually defragmeantation which you can do manually when yon need it).
    Thanks for the info, that really helps.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah, you can exclude the whole drive and then it will not be affected by the scan. You can also exclude the folder that contains the Program. What is it, Pro Tools? I've never had that force me to use an External drive, and newer versions don't like NTFS formatted external drives, but they will still work if you just ignore the warning that pops up as the program starts. Not familiar with any other recording programs, only other one I've used was Sonar.
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  5. #15


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Trouble with these sort of posts is that there isn't enough SENSIBLE info to go on here. It's a bit like ringing up the Auto Club and saying "My Car is Broken".

    First things

    1) How much FREE SPACE is actually on the disk
    2) How much RAM have you got in your system
    3) What were you actually running at the time -- ALL the processes
    4) Do you enable Sleep / Hibernation
    5) Is Indexing enabled
    6)Any background disk defrag processes running.
    7) Viruses / Trojans / spyware
    8) Poorly performing A/V software -- McAfee ("Mac Aweful"), and Norton / Symantec are often really bad performers here

    In general excessive disk I/O only appears if there isn't sufficient RAM to run all the concurrent processes you want to or if there is some nasty malware.

    Note some A/V software is absolutely APPALLING for performance. - I'd recommend removing ALL of it and just using MSE for windows 7 or the standard built in Windows defender for Windows 8.

    Sometimes after a new W7 (and to a lesser extent a W8) installation the OS attempts to "Pre-fetch" data and applications that based on how the machine is used will be available very quickly. The algorithms are very complex and sophisticated and in the beginning it can take a while for the OS to build up a decent database of how you use the machine.

    Finally for any sort of RAID -- slow disks will absolutely CRUCIFY your system --if you must use RAID (and on a home computer these days with decent HDD's and timely backups why bother) you MUST use the FASTEST HDD's possible -- and also ensure the CACHE SIZE in them is big too.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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