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My drive is writing to fast!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have as a secondary drive a WD 500 gig harddrive from 2004 (wd5000azlx-75k2ta0), and when I was download a free game I got on epic games I was looking at the write speeds and I was getting consistent write speeds at 300-400 mb/s. I am ruing  epic games through lutris on linux. My question is, is it a bug or is there some problem with my hardrive that it is writing so fast?

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Step a: Knock on wood.

Step two: If the files that are on the drive are good, dont question it.

 

Step 4: realise that that is normal.


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Capitalization matters. Is it 300-400 Mb/s, or 300-400 MB/s? if the first, that's not great (45-50MB/s). If the second, that's pretty good. Also, how were you measuring the speed? I'm not familiar with Epic's optimizations, but is it possible that it was downloading at that speed into RAM, then saving it to HDD more slowly?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, fordy_rounds said:

Capitalization matters. Is it 300-400 Mb/s, or 300-400 MB/s? if the first, that's not great (45-50MB/s). If the second, that's pretty good. Also, how were you measuring the speed? I'm not familiar with Epic's optimizations, but is it possible that it was downloading at that speed into RAM, then saving it to HDD more slowly?

Just like steam epic games shows download speed but it also has a write speed. It says 300-400 MB/s but more likely it is just that they don't know the difference.

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1 hour ago, fordy_rounds said:

Capitalization matters. Is it 300-400 Mb/s, or 300-400 MB/s? if the first, that's not great (45-50MB/s). If the second, that's pretty good. Also, how were you measuring the speed? I'm not familiar with Epic's optimizations, but is it possible that it was downloading at that speed into RAM, then saving it to HDD more slowly?

EGS uses megabytes/s. thats how i found out I was getting faster wifi than I should. (33Mb/s on a 100mbps service. I am still getting about 3x the speed, and paying for 100mbps)


I am still TechWizardThatNeedsHelp, just less of a mouthfull.

 

My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
  • 2tb Sabrent Rocket Q PCIE gen 3 NVME SSD
  • Samsung 470 128GB SATA SSD
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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, HelpfulTechWizard said:

EGS uses megabytes/s. thats how i found out I was getting faster wifi than I should. (33Mb/s on a 100mbps service. I am still getting about 3x the speed, and paying for 100mbps)

thats great

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