View Full Version : G752 bad HDD performance

04-18-2017, 10:11 AM

I got a new G752VL-GC059T. Overall perfomance is good and I look forward to upgrade my RAM :o.

Unfortunaly the performance of the intern HDD is bad. Really bad. What HDD should be included (just to check that the right one is included...)? What should the normal perfomance be? According to CrystalDiskInfo the HDD has the following specs:

CrystalDiskInfo 7.0.5 (C) 2008-2016 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/

OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)
Date : 2017/04/18 12:03:15

-- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
+ Intel Chipset SATA RAID Controller [SCSI]
- HGST HTS541010A9E680
- Microsoft-Controller für Speicherplätze [SCSI]

-- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
(1) HGST HTS541010A9E680 : 1000,2 GB [0/0/0, pd1]

(1) HGST HTS541010A9E680
Model : HGST HTS541010A9E680
Firmware : JA0OA560
Serial Number : XXXXXXX
Disk Size : 1000,2 GB (8,4/137,4/1000,2/1000,2)
Buffer Size : 8192 KB
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 1953525168
Rotation Rate : 5400 RPM
Interface : Serial ATA
Major Version : ATA8-ACS
Minor Version : ATA8-ACS version 6
Transfer Mode : SATA/600 | SATA/600
Power On Hours : 352 Std.
Power On Count : 100 mal
Temperature : 39 C (102 F)
Health Status : Gut
Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, 48bit LBA, NCQ
APM Level : 4001h [ON]
AAM Level : ----
Drive Letter : D:

CrystakDiskMark gives the following results:
CrystalDiskMark 5.2.1 x64 (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 21.550 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 75.645 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 0.279 MB/s [ 68.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 0.643 MB/s [ 157.0 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 8.809 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 75.465 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.199 MB/s [ 48.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.664 MB/s [ 162.1 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [D: 89.6% (834.3/931.5 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2017/04/18 12:10:21
OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)

04-18-2017, 10:34 AM
A HGST (effectively rebranded Hitachi) 5400 RPM HDD does seem like something ASUS laptops would ship with.

As a matter of fact, my G752, aside from the M.2 drive, did ship with the EXACT SAME HDD in the 2.5" SATA3 slot. Needless to say, I haven't ever powered on with that drive inside, as I knew the 5400 RPM performance far too well.

I hate to break these news to you but that dreadful performance you have been suffering..

It IS the best that drive can offer.

P. S. If you use your laptop in a setting where you have to write large amounts of data (1 GB+) every single day (e.g. some form of auditing/logging/whatever) and thus need a HDD, consider upgrading to at least 7200 RPM HDD.
Otherwise, just get some SATA3 SSD; they are rather cheap now since SATA3 can only be so fast.

04-18-2017, 10:36 AM
Its not the system HDD. The notebooks comes with a SSD. However... performance is still important since the SSD only ha about 250GB.

What HDD would you recommend as a "data drive"?

04-18-2017, 01:24 PM
First off you should forget all about upgrading your RAM total waste of money unless your running a number of VM!! take that money and go get yourself an M.2 NVME SSD 256GB are cheap Samsung 961 or 951, for a little more money you can get a 950 Pro or 960 Pro, also for a little more money you can get any of these in a 500GB size.

If you search around the internet you'll find there a a few 2.5" 7200 RPM hard drives in the 1 TB size and a couple in the 2 TB 5400 configuration just remember that the total thickness can not exceed 9.5mm.

It would be a total waste of time and money to put a hard drive in for your OS and Main software. SSD are just too cheap these days. Even the old Samsung 850 EVO and PRO are as cheap as a hard drive when you can find them M.2 NVME EVO are pretty cheap.
Spend some time on goggle, SSD is the one upgrade you can do, that will make a difference. They'll put your hair on fire kind of difference.

04-18-2017, 02:17 PM
Just to say, I opened the notebook case a couple of times and I think that the actuall possible size of the HDD can be a bit greater than 9.5 mm since there is some extra space there (for G752 series its no suprise at all). Maybe even 12.5 mm would work. Although thats not for sure.