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Chapter 5. Hard Drive Annoyances > PERFORMANCE ANNOYANCES

PERFORMANCE ANNOYANCES

GETTING PEAK PERFORMANCE

The Annoyance:

My hard drive seems slower than molasses in January. What can I do to get the most from my drive?

The Fix:

Before you go off on a fool's errand, use a benchmark such as PCMark04 Pro from Futuremark (http://www.futuremark.com) to measure your hard drive performance before and after you make some changes. When you compare the numbers, you will know just how much things improved, instead of saying "gee, it seems faster." Here are some tactics to improve your drive's performance:


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