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gnuhcyee
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Z500 Touch is slow playing video from external HDD

Hi,

 

I have been experiencing slow playing video (more than a minute) from external HDD on my Lenovo Z500 touch. I have used various updated players (vlc,windows media player, media player classic) which gave the same problem. I didn't experience slow playing video with media files on internal HDD (less than 15 secs).

 

So, what happen? USB have problem?

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Re: Z500 Touch is slow playing video from external HDD

Can you benchmark your external HDD read speeds with HD Tune?

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
gnuhcyee
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Re: Z500 Touch is slow playing video from external HDD

I am running these tests using desktop not Z500 on the external HDD that I used.

Here are the screenshots of the test using HD tune:

1) Benchmark

 

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2) Health

 

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3) file benchmark

 

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4) random access

 

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5) extra test

 

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This external HDD supports USB 3.0. I am using USB 2.0 port to do the tests and also playing videos.

 

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Re: Z500 Touch is slow playing video from external HDD

Can you run the 1) benchmark using the Z500 too?

Does it help to run on the High Performance power profile while playing videos?

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Re: Z500 Touch is slow playing video from external HDD

Hi ColonelONeill,

 

I have try to run my laptop at high performance power profile. I was surprised to find out that the problem of slow playing video from external HDD has been solved. When i double click the media file, it took my laptop less than 8 secs to play it. So, I won't run the benchmark using HD tune.

 

Thanks.

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