Citizen Crazed Posted October 16, 2008 Share Posted October 16, 2008 Bought this drive about 18 months ago and it's never been right. Always meant to do something about it, and now I've got some RAM to go back on RMA, might be the opportunity to kill two birds with one envelope... Anyway, have two 1GB Voyagers. One of them has always been fine, the other has always written at dog slow speeds. Here are some tests, writing from hard disk to the two USB drives 626MB .ISO Image drive 1 32 secs drive 2 158 secs 469MB folder containing 167 large image files drive 1 33 secs drive 2 323 secs 635MB folder containing 613 mixed size image files: drive 1 55 secs drive 2 850 secs (yes, over 14 minutes!) HDBench scores for drive 2 are read=18775, write=2512, random read=18775, random write=580. As you can probably work out from those scores, it particularly struggles with smaller files - even tiny text files a few bytes long take a second or so to copy over. Read performance is and always has been fine, but as you can see, it's normally better to go away and make a cup of tea when I'm copying something over to it. Have tried unconditional formats from the command line, repartitioning, switching from FAT32 to FAT, everything I can think of. Is there anything else I can try? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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