Slow performance from IDE drive
Posted on 2006-06-13
I have a Sempron 2.8 with the following drives;
Master - 20 GB FAT32 (C:)
Slave - DVD-ROM
Master - 110 GB NTFS (E:)
Slave - 110 GB NTFS (F:)
The issue I have is slow performance when transferring files to/from the E and F drives.
As an example, it takes about 150 seconds to transfer a 360MB file from either of these drives to C:
Is that slower than it should be?
One thing I noticed but may or may not be relevent is in Windows Disk Manager, drive F is listed as
Layout: Simple and Type: Dynamic; whereas all the other volumes are marked as
Layout: Partition and Type: Basic.
I'd really like someone to suggest how I can go about diagnosing why the perfomance is bad on these drives.