Five Identical 5 TB Drives and Older SATA Link Switch

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Albori

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I don't think there's anything spectacular here, but here are five 5 TB Toshiba drives and an SSD:

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Driv Size  Drive Identity     Location:    0      25%     50%     75%     100
---- ----- ---------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
81  250GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB     538.3   537.3   538.5   539.0   541.6
82  5.0TB TOSHIBA HDWE150               205.3   185.4   170.4   140.8    99.3
83  5.0TB TOSHIBA HDWE150               212.1   195.3   175.7   150.8   106.3
84  5.0TB TOSHIBA HDWE150               204.8   188.2   170.4   144.9   100.6
85  5.0TB TOSHIBA HDWE150               210.7   193.9   175.2   145.6   103.0
86  5.0TB TOSHIBA HDWE150               200.3   194.7   168.2   146.2   103.6

Benchmarked: Thursday, 2020-12-31 at 06:09


And here's an older machine that I learned I used the wrong SATA connector for:

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   NOTE: A faster SATA drive is attached to a slower SATA link. You may add
         the /ident command-line option to display and identify the drive. 

Driv Size  Drive Identity     Location:    0      25%     50%     75%     100
---- ----- ---------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
 81  250GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB     504.7   521.5   543.9   535.5   532.8 
 82  1.0TB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332       130.1    93.7    98.9    87.9    58.2 
 83  5.0TB ST5000DM000-1FK178            177.1   165.4   150.4   129.6    80.6 

                  Benchmarked: Wednesday, 2020-12-30 at 18:02

After fixing the problem. Not a life changing change on these older spinning drives, but it still feels tidier:

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Driv Size  Drive Identity     Location:    0      25%     50%     75%     100
---- ----- ---------------------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
 81  250GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB     509.6   525.8   543.5   537.5   535.6 
 82  5.0TB ST5000DM000-1FK178            182.9   165.7   150.4   129.6    80.6 
 83  1.0TB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332       128.2    74.4    93.1    87.7    55.2 

                  Benchmarked: Wednesday, 2020-12-30 at 18:21
 
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Maybe not life changing, but the 5.0TB disk is about 50% faster than it was. Not bad for a few seconds work swapping cables.
 
Maybe not life changing, but the 5.0TB disk is about 50% faster than it was. Not bad for a few seconds work swapping cables.
I think you're confusing the drives...drives 2 and 3 are swapped in the second run.