Hmm, I assume Failing Drive (1 TB HDD)

So, long story short. I bought two cheap 2.5" 1TB Seagate Green Drives. Used them to download some files files too. Under 30% of the capacity.

A while ago I was noticing that it was behaving strangely. Originally thought it was a glitch in network share NFS. Would only read under 5MB/s transfer speed to my main PC. I know GB Lan is around 125MB/s, and junky HDD’s should still be around that speed / slightly under. 5 MB/s is… excessively slow.

The two drives (note both are called vdrive for, volatile drive. Because I expected they were junk)

sdb      8:16   0 931.5G  0 disk 
└─sdb1   8:17   0 931.5G  0 part /mnt/vdrive
sdc      8:32   0 931.5G  0 disk 
└─sdc1   8:33   0 931.5G  0 part /mnt/vdrive-2

So ran a HD param check. Plus a few others, but to make this post condensed all came back around the same speed.

[email protected]:/$ sudo hdparm -Tt /dev/sdb

 Timing cached reads:   15054 MB in  2.00 seconds = 7544.48 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:  18 MB in  3.13 seconds =   5.76 MB/sec

Second drive, not failing (yet)

[email protected]:/$ sudo hdparm -Tt /dev/sdc

 Timing cached reads:   18098 MB in  1.99 seconds = 9073.80 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 398 MB in  3.01 seconds = 132.24 MB/sec

I guess I’m mostly curious, how common is this? I’ve not gotten a single corrupted file I’ve tried to copy to/ from the drive, I have zero read / write errors. I have no out of the ordinary issues in Smart. It’s just… horribly slow.

Anything I care about is off the drive, if it dies instantly tomorrow I won’t care. Just curious if anyone else encountered this kind of problem.

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