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Old November 12, 2009, 08:31 PM
jerryspoor jerryspoor is offline
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Default Slow SATA?

The P7P55D Deluxe performs well in Windows Performance Test except for the primary hard drive. The highest score you can get is a 7.9.

I get:
Processor 7.5
Memory 7.5
Graphics 7.8
Gaming graphics 7.8
Primary hard disc 5.9

This bad hard disc performance is with a Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM hard drive. I suspect the problem is the motherboard. On one review they suggest the Asus' "DriveXpert" feature in the BIOS will not do any good. I believe the Drive Expert feature is for pairing 2 hard drives together. According to the ASUS manual this DriveXpert function is only for data drives and not for the primary operating system drive.

After spending a fortune for a fast gaming computer and an expensive hard drive it is depressing to see such a slow hard drive performance.
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