is my HDD (HardDiskDrive) so slow ?
This is super common this problem., and the reasons are manifold.
A.K.A. rust or spinners and the like, (it has a motor and has slow moving heads)
In order of likely to happen. (age is #1 ) Buying wrong drive is #2
Running the wrong SATA port drivers, can make the HDD run slow.
Some PC will show a tad slower scores if AHCI SATA mode is not enabled in BIOS (10% less) (and the horror's of changing that)
This program app. is old 2007? but is still good, SATA is after all still SATA 2001 to now. (must be installed in compatiblity mode !) This is high water mark test.
Only 54GB of 6TB my data backups used on drive (no where near full)
ATTO, newest version. 4.01.0f1 date released 08/14/2019
Hits 200 easy. (USB-C boxed) I'm proving the USB-C chip in the housing can in fact be fast with the fastest single HDD made by Seagate .
Old drives 10 years old even brand new, run 2 to 4 times slower, and is how old drives worked, unless they are 15,000 RPM drives or in a RAID array.
The older they are the slower they are, even day 1 new, first SATA drives started in 2001.
There are 1000's of models of HDD, for speed or for life span and even for video servers. (the worse HDD are 2.5" seen in vast laptops, pure junk IMO)
As you can see the evolution of HDD technology is not dead.
HDtach. ( I like their method of testing and graphics) all downloads tested by me with Virustotal.com , never do I forget that step.
Yes it may be to simplistic. (I is one of 10 bench programs in my KIT)
Right click the installed application, hit properties, go to compatibility, and run the program in compatibility mode for windows XP SP3
When here, only click this link seen there, or you will get other junk you do not want like PC Health BS.
Test condidtions< W10,64bit, v1909+ , Asus Z270prime, tested in USB-3.1 port and USB-C and SATA 3, both and with my new SEAGATE 6TB drive, ST6000DM001
The Public benchmarks on my HDD is here.
Hint, yours is there too, if you just look it up.
The fastest drives are told here.
version 1. 12-12-2019