Looking To Buy A Mac, Which of these 3 would you buy?
Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:20 PM
I don't know what happened there - I ended up shutting down the PC, and then trying again, and then it worked ok. (I still get queue lengths of about 5 or so when the virtual OS is booting though.) I doubt the drive is dying - smart and HD Tune say it's ok, and it hasn't been used all that much (it was in a nas server for a while, and that was only turned on for backups, then the nas itself failed, with the hard drives in it being completely affected).
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Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:08 PM
slow laptop hard drives have 15ms or higher seek times. Is it really hard to imagine a computer requesting more data than those drives can deliver? Then the requests continue to pile up. Most queue depths stop at 32 though.
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