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T470 PCIe NVMe SSD slow write speed and not long-lasting battery

Q: T470 PCIe NVMe SSD slow write speed and not long-lasting battery

My new purchased T470s laptop (Serial Number: PC0S7E53 Machine Type Model: 20HGS24J00) is equiped with a 256GB PCLe SSD. The SSD is neither Samsung nor Toshiba. It's called LENSE20256MSP34MEAT2A ?! I don't even know how to search the specs of such part, as there is totally no information for such ssd in Google! But the key point is the SSD obtained a relatively low write speed compared with other NVMe SSD. As shown in test record by crystaldiskmark, the write speed is only 160 MB/s. Is this normal? Is it possible to ask for a change of SSD? Because my purchase is still within 7 days. Also, the battery is not that long-lasting as it claimed to be (10.5 hours). I charged until 100% and use the laptop for document reading with some online search in Wikipedia. The battery performance has been set to "better battery" and I didn't play videos and music in the process. The battery runs into 17% in 4 to 5 hours. Although I didn't expect it will hit 10.5 hours, but it is too much beyond that???? Could everyone help me with this? Is it normal or is that any possible solutions? Thank you!

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Hello, I just got my new Thinkpad T470 and I have been happy with it except for the SSD. I got an 512 gb model from the factory. I did run crystaldiskmark and results are: Seq Q32TI 1746/3224K Q32TI 358/137Seq 1006/3574K 38/81 I think those write speeds are really low for an pcie ssd, what do you think? There is screenshot about the results attached.

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Am getting slow write speed in my Dell 7577 though it is NVMe SSD...
Is it because of this ?

A:Dell 7577 NVMe ssd slow write speed

There are various levels of performance in NVMe drives - they are not all the same.  Your Toshiba drive is known for being one of the slower models out there -- you're never going to see barnstorming performance from it.

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Planning to upgrade the T470 with an SSD and trying to decide between  Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAJ412U  For an extra $86, I could get this drive, adapter and cable:Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E250BW)https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E250BW/dp/B01LYFKX41 https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093685/Lenovo/01AX994/Ct470_Adapter_Hdd_Asm_Brackethttps://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093086/Lenovo/00UR496/Cable_M.2_Ssd Apparently, the 960 EVO would give me about 2 to 3 times faster performance than the SATA SSD. Which one would you guys choose if it were you considering the usage is mainly coding and watching videos? Any insights would be great. Thank you. 

A:SATA or PCIe NVMe SSD for Thinkpad T470?

Yoga2Pro_23 wrote:...
Which one would you guys choose if it were you considering the usage is mainly coding and watching videos? Any insights would be great. Thank you. 

That depends.  Are we spending your money or mine?
Given your use case I'd probably use the extra $ to go with a 500GB 2.5" SSD.  Then again, I'm a spec snob and might not be able to resist the NVMe drive.
As you've already figured out, the 470 only uses 2 PCIe lanes so that limits the NVMe SSD to something like 1700MB/sec.  The SATA unit would be more like 500MB/sec or so.  In practice, you'd probably never notice a difference.

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I have ThinkPad T470/T470s, and I'm wondering how can we secure erase the nvme ssds? It does not accept ATA commands.

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I have ThinkPad T470/T470s, and I'm wondering how can we secure erase the nvme ssds? It does not accept ATA commands.

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Hello everyone, I'm willing to buy a T470 or a T470P in the next weeks, with a 512gb pcie nvme ssd, but the price for it in my country (almost 400?) is very overpriced, I would prefer to buy an ssd separately.As I saw in the T470 review by Notebookcheck, the pcie nvme ssd takes place in the 2.5" slot via adapter. Is there a way to buy that adapter separately ?I didn't manage to find any reference for that specific part during my researches. Thank you.Regards,

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I recently just purchased a HP Pavilion x360 11-k101na which states has a battery life of 8.15 hours which is one of the main reasons I bought it. After using it for the first time, the battery icon is saving it will last for about 3 and a half hours at full charge. Why isn't is lasting as long as it's supposed to?

A:HP Battery not lasting as long at it says it should

You are not the first to ask this. The 8 hour claim is based on optimum battery conditions. Are you turning down screen brightness, not opening more than one app at a time?  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01297640 The icon also is not necessarily accurate as far as run time. You need to use it and time it yourself. 

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I own a T470 with a Lenovo branded 256GB NVME drive, running Windows 7. The drive is thnSn5256gpuk according to device manager. Looks like this is a rebranded OCZ XG3/4 drive. --- I am getting fairly inconsistent write performance on this drive. According to both crystaldiskmark and as benchmarks, the write performance will sometimes be 700mb/s, other times 300mb/s. I can run the test once, it will show up 700mb/s, run again, and it will be 300mb/s. --- I have tried switching over to the ocz nvme windows 7 drivers, which work just fine btw. But to no avail, microsoft nvme drivers or the ocz ones, both have the same symptoms. --- Anyone able to get consistent write performance from this setup? --- NOTE: Please don't sudgest upgrading my bios, flashing the newest firmware on the ssd or making sure write cache is enabled in device manager... Or any of the low hanging fruit... I've spent about 5 hours trying to get proper (as per the spec of the drive, from the toshiba site) write performance on this drive.

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Not sure if I'm in the right forum? I bought a new 12 cell battery for a Compaq Presario CQ56. It has done well for several months. Not sure if related but after installing a couple of new programs (Freemake and a picture editing software), my battery now doesn't last as long (dropped about 40-50%), seems to run hotter(needs to have the internal fan on most of the time) and more interestingly runs down from a full charge over 12-24 hours with the laptop turned off (I select shut down as opposed to sleep or hibernate) I have uninstalled those programs but problem persists. Battery does not run down when separated from the laptop for the same time period. Not sure if battery or laptop or something else.

Advice would be great thanks.

A:Laptop battery running down while turned off and not lasting as long

Coincidence. Most likely cause is a faulty battery.

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Hi, I'm having a little trouble with a new laptop battery for a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista. Got the "your battery is dying" message a few weeks ago and purchased a new one (not from Dell, but I've yet to receive a bad battery from this seller). The new battery charged to full after about 4 hours. The charge held for a glorious 6 hours the first time, and I let it run down completely before recharging, as per the instructions.

The next time, however, the charge held for 3 hours, then 2. Since then it's been pretty much like I might as well have stuck with the old battery, especially considering I'm still getting the dying battery message.

Did I do something to kill the battery, or is this likely to be a problem with it/my laptop?

A:New battery lasting only as long as old battery

It might be that the new replacement battery is bad also or that for some reason its not taking well to a generic brand battery. i also have the 1525 and my battery wont charge either its at 1% and just sits there. ill be replacing mine soon.

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Hello, Samsung 970 is the best SSD in the market and it cost me 460 Euro to buy the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB  in order to make my T470 20HD achive Read/Write 3.500 and 2.500 MBps. But this expensive SSD is running half of its speed on T470 20HD read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps. While most Laptops with Intel dual core ( https://www.userbenchmark.com/  )  with Samsung 970 Evo they got ( read and write speeds: 3.500 and 2.500 MBps respectively).   T470 20HD read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps.   From Lenovo website I bought this (Tray 1 for ThinkPad M.2 SSD drive Cost: Euro 30):   I am not fine with T470 20HD half speeds of read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps.Looking forward to hearing from youthank you in advanced.

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I am looking to buy the above EliteBook, but I would appreciate it if someone could tell me what the read and write speeds are for the 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD that comes with this specific version (T9X72EA). To clarify, the SSD for this version uses a PCIe interface instead of the usual SATA interface, this means it should reach much faster speeds than a SATA SSD. Other SSDs of this type that I have seen boast speeds of upto 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write. If this SSD is not capable of such speeds, would the PCIe interface support a replacement high performance SSD and retain these high speeds? Additionally, is this M.2 PCIe interface a replacement to the standard SATA interface, or can I also install a second drive into the vacant SATA interface? Thank you for your assistance. Note: I have already tried contacting both sales support and technical support to no avail.

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Hi All, I'm looking to upgrade the hard drive in this laptop as it seems to be the only real bottleneck performance wise. From what I can find online only the 2.5" form factor at Sata III 6 GB/s is supported, but there is an adapter for the M.2. form factor but still at 6 GB/s. My main question is is there something I am missing and is this laptop capable of having a PCIe NVMe SSD hard drive to achieve transfer speeds of 32 GB or is it limited to Sata III 6 GB/s because the port option isn't there? - Michael

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So, I've been trying to fix this problem for months. I have two Maxtor hard drives on the primary IDE channel, one's a 120 Gb(master) and an 80Gb(Slave). Both of them write at about 1.8 Mb/sec and read at a normal rate. I've put a new ribbon cable in it, checked the jumpers, Windows says they're running in UDMA mode 6.

Both hard drives can't be bad, so I've ruled that out for now. I honestly don't remember when they first started running slow, but at least 6 months. I did a reformat about a year ago, and I think it was working well then, but that's a while ago and I just don't remember thinking it was slow at the time anyway.

Windows XP -SP3
AthlonXP 3200+
2 Gb Corsair Ram
120 & 80 Gb Maxtors
450 watt PSU


A:Slow write speed, but normal write speed

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up until windows preview build 14986, the pcie driver "Mobile 6th Generation Intel(R) Processor Family I/O PCI Express Root Port #5 - 9D14" (v10.1.1.27) correctly detects the "Standard NVM Express Controller" storage controller and the Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe disk attached to it. starting with windows preview build 15002 (and 15007), the included pcie driver has troubles detecting the storage controller - during bootup, it is detected 4 times, with each time on a different device id. subsequently, the drive is also added 4 times, resulting in boot controller errors & timeouts and failed sleep mode/shutdowns. the included chipset driver in these latest builds seem to have been bumped to v10.1.1.33. the problem can easily be replicated by using unmodified recovery boot usb sticks made from the official isos, and then checking in a recovery console. it is thus not related to anything installed in my system.

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Hi there, I want to use a 16x PCIe M.2 adapter to install multiple 4x NVMe disks over the 16x PCIe port to an M920s (Desktop) ThinkCentre.The adapter is: Gigabyte CMT4034 Does Lenovo mainboards support PCIe spliting i.e. having 4 times M.2 NVMe disks (each using 4x PCIe lines) on a 16x PCIe adapter card?The link that raied my question in my mind is: Gigabyte releases PCIe Add-in cards that house four M2 SSDs Best,

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Yesterday I installed a Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme ssd into a Dell E7270
Older configuration was with a sandisk regular sata 3 ssd. After replacement did a bios reset twice, once factory reset, once custom. (I left sata on ahci.)
I chose to install windows 10 pro x64 by using the uefi/gpt methode. Legacy options off.
Installation went without a problem. Afterwards I installed the Samsung nvme driver
Also the Samsung magician software. It reports a link speed 8Gbps (is ok), link width 16 Gbps (should be 32?) .
Is there a way to change the pcie link width from 2x to 4x? I thought this ultrabook did support x4.
E7270 i5 6300U, 16gb ddr4, Samsung 950 pro 256
comment would be appreciated :-)  Thanks in advance!

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Hello guys, I was wondering if the XPG SX6000Pro 256GB PCIe 3D NAND PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 NVMe 1.3 R/W up to 2100/1500MB/s SSD  will work with my y520 IKBM. and if there is an extra slot for memory.thank you.

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Hello Everyone! Picture in Figure 1 below shows the Read/Write Benchmark of my M900 Tiny when only the M.2 NVMe THNSN5256GPUK is installed. But when I add a second SATA drive, the Read/Write result falls as low as 147 MB/s and 206 MB/s respectively. Please look at the picture in Figure 2. The picture in figure 2 is the Read/Write Benchmark of my M900 Tiny when the Toshiba M.2 NVMe THNSN5256GPUK and the Western Digital WDC WD10SPCX 2.5? SSD are installed.What might be causing the slow down of my M.2 NVMe Drive?  I also tried using the SATA M.2 version SSD and I have no issues when installed together with the 2nd Western Digital drive. But the NVMe M.2 version are really slow when the 2nd Western Digital SATA drive is added System Info:M900 Tiny 10FL-S01U00Windows 10 Professional Thanks!   

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Last week I have purchased a WD 2TB Green Drive as well as a non-raid capable raid card Rosewill RC-212; since my older PC (WinXP32, Celeron D, 1GB RAM) does not have SATA ports. I have installed fresh drivers form Rosewills? website even though they are not needed for non-raid configurations. The PC recognized the card right away as well as the HDD. The write speeds are as expected, however the read speeds are between 300KB and 2500KB. I cannot figure out why the read speeds do not exceed 2.5MB? I have plugged the HDD as an external drive via USB and the read/write speeds are as expected. Anyone knows why and how to fix it?

I have tried 1TB WD green drive (1.5-year old) and it works as expected.

Update 2:
I have just spoken with Rosewill tech and he said that using PCI card and such a large drive it is expected to be slow. Personally I believe it is B.S. You?

P.S. for moderators: I have similar thread under storage and networking, but it no longer applies as such issue. Please delete it.

A:My 2TB WD Green has fast write speed but slow read speed

The Rosewill card's transfer rate is "up to 1.5GB/s." The WD hard drive's is 3.0Gb/s. Perhaps if you set the jumper on the 5-6 pins to activate the 1.5GB/s rate per this instruction: Western Digital.

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i recently received my new XPS13 9365 and figured out that the writing speed is terible slow.
Please have a look at the figure shown belwo and let me knwo if you have also such issues or significant  speed drop on yxour devices?

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This is my first post so bear with me please... :)
It seems I keep getting infected by this virus called Win32:ExplorerHijack
Maybe that's why I can't access Windows Update and some other forums about the virus?
Anyway it seems that no matter how many times I reformat, reinstall windows xp etc. It keeps coming back!
Is there any solution to this? I'm getting quite desperate because of this

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Aaron Park at 1:19:41.46 on 30/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.949.82.1033.18.1022.596 [GMT 1:00]

AV: 알약 *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
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A:Help, Long lasting problem! -_-

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I am looking for a new laptop. I currently have a X121e and recall it being extremely easy to configure on Lenovo's site. So I decided to look at the X270. However, having had great difficulty even starting to configure it (apparently, Lenovo does not favour Firefox any longer), I'm currently having trouble understanding the choices. The first is the choice between PCIe and SATA PointingDevice. Following some discussion, I gather this has nothing to do with any kind of pointing device, but affects my HDD/SSD choices. OK, so let's see what the PCIe choices give me. I get 5 'first hard drive' options. (Nothing I do gets me a 'second hard drive' option, so not sure about this. Or rather, I almost understand this now I've read the platform specification, the user manual, the hardware maintenance manual and various posts on Reddit. Lenovo do like to make buying a challenge!) Now, however, I've reached the end of my google-fu. Intel 256 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - CapableIntel 512 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.01 TB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMeI understand the difference beween 1/2 and 3/4 and 5 is obviously size. Fine. But what is the difference between 1 and 2, and between 3 and 4? 1 and 3 are Intel, whereas 2 and 4 are what? Not-Intel? Presumably, Then what's wrong with the Intel drives, that the unbranded versions are cheaper than the branded ones?... Read more

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The below is parts I've picked from the various half (to about a) dozen threads I've started.
Part list permalink: System Build - PCPartPicker
Part price breakdown by merchant: System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker
Benchmarks: System Build - Benchmarks - PCPartPicker

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe (REV 3.0) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($254.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($197.03 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VE258Q 25.0" Monitor ($248.99 @ Mac Connection)
Monitor: Asus VE276Q 27.0" Monitor ($269.98 @ Mac Connection)
Total: $2024.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-03-30 15:44 EDT-0400)
NOTE: Some components may be changed or just stay the same . . . I will need a lot more $ for this than I have now . . . . also will wait till Ivy Bridge (?), also bet... Read more

A:A long lasting gaming and multipurpose rig?

that all sounds rather reasonable and be a great running machine over all... my only note would be the 8gb of ram would be more than adequate maybe 16 if you want some bragging rights and really wanna never run out but 32 imo is a little over kill but hey i cant say much cuz i have an urge to run the max of 32 in my laptop lol but 16 is running awesome for me.

anyways lol good choice on cpu and video card good bang for your buck. OS wise i dont see why 64 bit ultimate wont do everything you need and with the cpu/ ram choice you can always have a virtual machine of xp and would still run pretty well. and last suggestion or maybe we will just call it an observation.. would you plan on keeping your games on your main drive (a ssd?) or on secondary (normal hdd) because you could save a little by going down to lets say a 100 gb and install main applications (office photoshop or what ever you plan to use) and then just have games go to secondary.

but all in all looks pretty good i would be excited to get a rig with any of the said parts

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I am about to build myself a custom gaming computer, although I have somewhat of a tight budget. I want to be able to make a computer that is able to last for about 4-5years (I know I am pushing it), and I would really like some help trying to pick out the right parts. By making it last, I mean the computer being able to stay up to date with current gaming requirements.

Although first, I want to know if these computer parts would be able to ensure that my computer "lasts" along time. :suspiciou

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ CPU, Socket 939, with Built-In Dual Channel Memory Controller
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
2GB OCZ Dual Channel DDR400 of RAM
En6800GT 256MB DDR PCI-E Video Card
74GB SATA150 10000RPM

Im not really worried about the CD drive/sound card, so I was just wondering about these parts.

A:Building A Computer that Is somewhat Long Lasting

That shoul make a good pc that will last but for 1 thing in my opinion, sata, although they are quick they dont tend to like heat. A friend of mine had an expensive sata die on him even tho it never got above 36 degrees.

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Almost everytime I am on battery power, this laptop slows down to a crawl. Any suggestions? Running Windows 10 ProCore i5 7200u Things that I've tried:1. Updating all drivers and BIOS2. Turning off battery saver within BIOS3. Setting the power options within windows 10, to have a minimum CPU performance of 50%4. Setting cooling to Active on battery (just in case it was thermal throttling).5. Updated to both the old and new version of Lenovo's Power Management Driver.  The above still has my laptop running @ 0.38ghz and it doesn't increase with load (not sure why).See screenshot:Peformance Snapshot

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Hey all,

I recently rebuilt my computer, and often when I play video games, (anything from Minecraft to League of Legends to Age of Conan), my computer will stop responding for 30 seconds to 3 minutes. This freeze happens probably once per hour, but I've seen it go as often as every 5 minutes, or as rarely as only once in 4 hours.
Below are my computers specs:

Intel i7 2600k (3.4 gHz)
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3
2x4gb Kingston HyperX (1333mHz)
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Integrated - Using Realtek Audio Drivers
ABS Majesty 1100W Single Rail
Operating System
Windows 7 (x64)

Here are some of my thoughts:
I don't think that this is network lag. I have over 10 computers running off of my network and this is the only one that I experience any issues with.
It could be a driver issue, however I have re installed many of them, updated them, tried different versions, etc.
I've kept a close eye on my temperatures, and I don't think it is that - My CPU runs at 40 degrees Celsius at it's hottest, and my GPU rarely exceeds 60 degrees.

More details on the freezes
My computer doesn't stop 100%, it slows down to a crawl. I keep music playing in the background, and when the freeze occurs, it'll buzz out maybe half a second of music throughout the duration of the crash (you can hear a super slow change in pitch, etc).
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A:Long lasting hardware lag when playing games

Well Ben,
Sounds like a power supply issue... Can you sub in another for test purposes?

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This seem like a decent rig to play most current and forthcoming PC games? I have gotten plenty of suggestions for parts in previous threads () . . . .

Purpose of System: Gaming, browsing internet, watching videos. But mostly for gaming. I also do want to use [email protected] as well.
Budget: Within about 1500 American dollars
Country: USA
Parts Needed:

Power Supply
Case Fans
Optical Drive
Sound Card
Wirelss (as good as possible)
SATA controller (although one IDE could be useful)
Memory card Reader (would be useful)
Fan Controller

Reuseable parts: Can't, see below (current specs) as to why
Overclocking: Doubtful. Though if I can get enough airflow I may try
Monitor: Currently 1680 x 1050 (22 Inches) - I eventually want HD (Between 23 - 27 inches)
Building: By start of Fall
Features of Motherboard: Firewire, USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gb/s, eSATA, UEFI
OS: Windows 7 64 bit (I have the discs for 32 & 64 bit)
Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot G2 Series Division 4 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
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A:A good long lasting gaming and multipurpose rig?

I find these "build" posts amusing... For half that $ amount I could build a sweet system. It is almost like you are saying "my blank is bigger and better than your blank!" It's not how much you spend, it is more like getting the best deal for as little money as possible

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hi guys.

i've recently got a Kingston DataTraveller 101 (4 gb) which says that its read and write speed is 10 mb/sec. I'm running windows 7 and when i tried copying a 3 gb file in the pen drive i was getting a speed of just 5 mb/s. is there any problem or is that normal.


A:Slow USB write speed

Not ideal, but within range. Any other devices drawing power on the bus? Source disk busy or fragged?

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Hi!I have an DV6-7000 laptop. It has Realtek PICE card reader. Despite it's claimed to be PCIE the speed dissappoints, on Transcend SDHC Class 10 that bust give about 80MBPS I see only humple 20 on both write and read that's rather usb 2 speed. Tried different genue cards, tried reinstalling drivers but no change.Is it common problem or "feature"? Why is it so slow and how to fix it?

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I'm converting old VHS family videos to digital format, to hopefully preserve for the next generation

What video file format should I use if these are my criteria?:
1) Compatability: A file format that I can edit on my Mac using Quicktime or iMovie, but that can also be played on a variety of Macs or PCs.
2) Longevity: A format that's likely to still be readable a decade or two from now even as technology trends change.

I'm of the opinion that DVD is now starting it's slow death, and therefore I don't want to convert to DVD only to have to reconvert to something else in a few years (with some quality loss upon each conversion). I think storing these videos as digital files on a hard drive will probably give me the most longevity until the next necessary conversion, but the world of file formats and codecs baffles me.

Thank you.

A:Video File format: Compatible and Long-Lasting

The final format is not a consideration. Capture in the highest quality format supported by your current hardware/software. These will be your "master" recordings. Make at least two copies, preferably onto different media types (ie: HDD, DVD, BD, tape, etc.) of your masters for storage. Then use a COPY of the master recording to create your files for current use. In other words, from a copy of the master recording, make you edits and convert to DVD (or whatever other media you are currently using).

DVD will be around for ages yet, so that is a non issue. And irrelevant, as DVD is higher quality than VHS anyway. In any case, the idea being to have a high quality (preferably uncompressed) original for storage and longevity, which can be used to create copies for any format that you want to use (ie: DVD, avi, wmv, etc.). You don't want to put the tapes into format A now, and then later convert them to format B, and even later format C. Each conversion reduces quality.

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My computer suddenly can't connect to the internet about half the time.

2 days ago, I turned my computer on in the morning, as I always do, to find that it was not connecting to the internet. This happens sometimes, our router is kind of fiddly, so I left it running while I went out for the day. I left a message in a Skype group as a test, and when I got back home 12 hours later, it still had not been sent, so the connection was down all that time without even a brief blip of connectivity.

About an hour later, it finally came back online, only to drop half-hour later. It came back another half-hour later, and I signed off for the night to find it was down again the next day. A few hours later, it came back online, and this time it stuck around all day. The next day - today - it was still working, until about 11 PM.

tl;dr It goes out and comes back for periods ranging from 30 minutes to 12 hours+. Trying to identify triggering behavior on my part has been so inexact as to border on superstition, so I choose to believe it's not affected by anything I'm doing. If I'm wrong, I have no clue what the cause is. :/

Everything was working fine 3 days ago, but now, with no obvious provocation, it is suddenly struggling a lot, yet my two roommates are having no trouble connecting. When the router is acting up, all of us can't connect, but right now it's just me.

The only thing I was able to identify that happened around the same time was that I downloa... Read more

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I have 4gb and 16gb kingston DT 101 usb....both had slow read & write speeds on fat32(defulat format)..
-write speed 4-6mb/sec
-read speed 25mb/sec appx

When i format it to NTFS, it writes initially at 100mb/s and then suddenly slows down to appx 15-20mb/s... and sometimes it gets stuck somwhere in the middle or on 99% and when i cancel it it start cancelling but doesnt end up, and end ups by removing usb or by logging off... when i copy from usb to harddisk in ntfs format, its working f9...

Why there is problem in writing???

Any help will b appreciated... Thanx in advance

(I have dell inspiron n5520 core i5, 4gb ram, with win 7 ultimate 64bit... my laptop has usb 3.0 ports (all 4 ports).... i have updated drivers and windows... i have also set my usb to better performance from device manager... there is no problem sign in device manager)

A:USB 3.0 slow read & write speed

Those DT 101 are USB 2.0 drives, they will only go at USB 2.0 rates. USB 2.0 at beast is about 35 MB/s on reads but typically 25 MB/s. And these 4GB 101 are not particularly good performers:


The Kingston site specs say 10 MB/s read, 5 MB/s write.

If you want USB 3.0 speeds you need to get good USB 3.0 sticks.

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So a couple months ago i started a download for a game on steam but when i was checking it, it would download at 400kb for like 10 secs and say busy writing to disk for a whole minute
i have 50DL and 4UP and steam usually downloads at a steady 6Mbps

I checked my main HDD write speed and it was around 100Mb then i checked my other HDD and the write speed was at a really slow 200Kb
I used a 3rd party program to check its status crystaldiskmark or info and both HDD's were fine
so i used S.M.A.R.T from CMD and it also said both HDD's were just fine so i really dont know whats going on
I am getting a new 1TB real soon and by that im doing a whole new build and i wouls like to turn my current PC into a home PC for my family but thats not gonna work out to well with a failing HDD that isnt being detected or something.
So does anyone know some tricks i could try to fix this or is it done for?

Oh and it couldnt have been heat or anything since my HDD's are literally always at body temperature level
31C - 36C
The HDD is also about 7 years old so it could just be dying but i want to know why its problems arent being detected by SMART or any programs

A:HDD Write Speed Extremely Slow

Download the disk utility from the hard drive manufacturer's web site.

It probably has a couple of tests. Run the quick one. If it passes that, run the longer one.

SMART isn't entirely reliable. Drives can go bad at any time with no warning.

But you may have healthy drives that are being affected by something else---malware for instance.

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I'm not very familiar with troubleshooting USB ports and I can't find any info on the net about this problem. I hope someone who reads this message can help me out.

I've recently been experimenting with flashdrives. However I hit a problem with sloooow write rates on my home computer. I know it's strange because they operate fine on my work computer. Let me tell you some stats:

2 Flash drives: one is usb 1.1 and the other is usb 2.0.

Work Computer: Dell computer, win2000, usb 1.1
Home computer: custom built AMD machine(gigabyte mb 7dxr), winXP, built in usb port is 1.1, usb pci card is 2.0.

Speed Rates:

Work computer: (note: both flashdrives)
Read = ~800kb/sec
Write = ~500kb/sec

Home - usb 1.1 port: (note, both drives)
Read = ~800kb/sec
Write = ~133kb/sec
usb 2.0: 1.1 flashdrive has same rate as when plugged into 1.1 ports
2.0 flashdrive:
Read = ~2100kb/sec
Write = ~133kb/sec

As you can see there's a huge problem with the write rate on the home computer. I've tried updating drivers, reinstalling usb ports, changing cache setting, using different flashdrives, sacrificing small animals and nothing seems to work.

Anyone encounter this problem before or have any suggestions?

A:Slow write speed on USB port

Does anyone have any clues about this? Or do you know where I can go to get some help?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop [running Window 7] with a MATSHITA UJ8A0AS DVD RAM Drive. When I first got my laptop, it would burn up to 8x however recently it has been burning slower (a few months ago only going to 4x) now it is "maxed" at 2.4x, which would be ok if windows explorer and other DVD programs wouldn't tell me that my burning speed is either too fast or too slow (obviously too slow). Does anyone have any experience with this or ideas?

A:DVD Drive: Write Speed Too Slow

Hiyya Shadow mate have been dealing with Toshies for a while now and if tit isn't the driver then I reckon the drive is bung - easy to fix just put a new one in they are cheap enough.

Just so I can help you more what model do you have I have a quite a good site for fixing Toshibas.

The main thing is the bezel on the outside of the optical itself it needs a bit of coaxing to get off and replace onto the new drive

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I use my ssd since a year and since a few days the performance drops extremly!

First sceenshot is atto with initial settings ... (very slow!)
Second, with a little changed settings .... (upper right corner!)
and finally a Image with the ASS Tool Infos ...

I tried the bench with enabled or disabled cache (C:\ properties ...)
The disc hast round about 50 gig free space ....
And the Intel SSD Toolbox says no problems found!

Any Ideas??? How can i use/set the "fast" settings in my system?

A:Slow SSD (Intel) write speed

Welcome to the forums klwemu!

You could try resetting your WEI index. Try option 3 in the tutorial. Windows Experience Index - Reset

You could also try disabling write caching, but try the reset first, many have reported it doing the trick.

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I have 10 hard drives on my computer. 4 internal and 6 external (USB2). I noticed lately that one of the External ones (Seagate FreeAgentDesktop 1000) has a VERY low write speed when copting files to it.

I did a test with HD Tune Pro and low and behold, all of my other HDDs have a write speed of 25MB\s and the problematic one has a write speed of 5MB\s.

I did many kinds of tests on the drive but every one says that the drive is healthy. Not overheated, not fragmented, nothing.

I googled this issue and can't find any solution for this problem. Any ideas?


A:HD Sudden Slow WRITE Speed

That's actually pretty good to get that kind of performance on everything else on a system configured that way (must be XP). The most common speed I get on multiple external drives on one system is in the 15-17 MB/s but I do get a 5-6 sometimes as well.

It might have something to do with the write cache capability of the drive but USB is also a shared bandwidth protocol so the more USB devices that are attached, the more speed may be affected.

Possible solutions might be to convert some of the drives to firewire or eSata if possible, if using a USB hub, one or more ports could be 1.1 and also only use one external drive USB connection per one USB controller with nothing else attached which could cause bandwidth sharing. Also try playing musical ports and testing speed to see if its maybe just that drive or just that port.

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Hi I bought a Hp Probook 455 G3 for my wife on Amazon for wook and study few weeks ago and she was so happy but two weeks into using it she found out its having battery issues like plugged on power but not charging, losing power so quickly when not plugeed. And now I'm so mad she cant even use it without complaining of its battery.1. How do I approach this issue. Send back the laptop?2. If I'm going to contact Hp, how?3. Or should I contact the seller for all issues?Thanks

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Hey everyone,I was upgrading the NVMe SSD and was wondering what is the funtiuon of the rubbbery part (which sits on top of the SSD drive) shown in the photo.This part got a bit dirty but didn't know how to clean it. Will it cause problems moving forward?  Thanks

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Hello all, I am new to these forums and like what I see so far!! So, to my problemo!

I was given my friends laptop to attempt to fix. It's about a year old, and for approximately 3 or 4 months it has apparently been running very "slow". I did the usual virus/spyware checks but to no avail. So I moved on to hardware checks. It also seemed that anything I did took AGES to finish... For example, I did a simple chkdsk from command prompt in windows. This took about 1 hour to complete, stating "there are erros on the disk". I then ran the full chkdsk after reboot, which also took a very long time, and eventually began streaming errors very fast saying "The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file 1 of name." and this kept going counting up and up and up. I left it overnite counting upwards of 40'000, to find it in the morning, rebooted into windows.

I then moved onto downloading the HDD Diagnostic tool provided by the manufacturer. The HDD is a Fujitsu (MHV2080AT) 80Gb, IDE. There are 2 tests available in this program. The "Short" and the "Extended". The approximate times given for the tests were 2 minutes and 70 minutes respectively. However, the short test took an hour or so and passed and the extended was going for about 2 hours before I went to bed, it being at 25%. And once again, passing once I came back to it in the morning.

I got my hands on Freshdiagnose next and I finally see... Read more

A:Solved: Fujitsu HDD Write Speed Very Slow...

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Windows 2000 pro sp4

P4 3Ghz
1GB DDR 400

200gb maxtor hard drive 7200rpm 8mb cache
two partitions 120 gb & 60 +GB

The load time on Windows is 4 minuets
I used Fresh Diagnose and the hard drive's speed is:
write speed is 1.5 mb/s
read speed is 68.7 mb/s
When i copy files, (besides it taking a ridiculous ammount of time) the cpu is at 100% the whole time, rendering the computer useless becuase it is so laggy.
I followed the directions in this thread:
Still no change.
I hooked the hard drive up to another computer using windows xp and it worked normal.

Any Ideas?

A:Slow Hard Drive Write Speed

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Afternoon All:

This will be a fairly long thread for I need to include a lot of info. Hope you'll indulge me.
   About a week ago, I noticed that a flashdrive suddenly started 'writing" at less than half the speed it previously had.Went to "net"
and a few forums and after many attempts at restoring the drive, all failed and it was concluded the drive was dying. I was willing to accept that until yesterday when 2 more of my drives started doing the same. Ahmm..this isn't a coincidence. Something is
causing these drives failure... well, they really aren't failing, but are corrupted as opposed to their original abilities. I have run a series of 'corrective" measures on the first drive that started acting up. I've only run virus/malware scans on all
3 drives and all came up negative. If you'd like to know what I've done in regards to "repairing" the first drive, then please request it for it's an extensive list.
So, here's what I'm hoping to accomplish; #1. Identify and correct whatever is causing these drives slow writing speed. #2. Restore these drives to their original specs. You need to know that these drives aren't old by
any standards. Have never had any problems with these drives until they suddenly started writing at an exceeding slow speed. OK, I'll tender the specs:
[Kingston DT101 16Gb 2.0~original 7.4+Mb/s] [Sandisk Cruzer 8Gb 3.0 ~ original 14.6+Mb/s] [Sandisk Cruzer Glide 3.0 256Gb~ o... Read more

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