Warning Message - "consider upgrading your hard drive'

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audioguy
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Warning Message - "consider upgrading your hard drive'

Post by audioguy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:31 pm

I get this message a lot:

"Program reads data faster than it can write to disk, consider upgrading your hard drive if you see many of these messages."

I have 500gb of flash storage (no hard drive) and 375gb of it is available on a 1 year old iMac

So what does this actually mean??

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Re: Warning Message - "consider upgrading your hard drive'

Post by Woodstock » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:39 pm

It means that MakeMKV can pull data off your optical disks at a faster speed than your system will allow it to write.

It's harmless. In fact, you might consider it to be a bit of gloating.... A lot of programs can't read optical disks that fast.
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Re: Warning Message - "consider upgrading your hard drive'

Post by jonghotti » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:41 am

I get that when the target is an ancient and thus slow sata internal drive and when i've ripped directly to usb 3.0 thumb drive
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Re: Warning Message - "consider upgrading your hard drive'

Post by S.p.e.c.t.r.e. » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:03 am

I'm getting this message on a PC with an WD NVMe SDD. Thought maybe to many things were happening on the nvme even though the nvme was only being pushed to only 50% of it's speed. (I've benchmarked it to 2800MB/s sequential write so 50% would be 1400MB/s) so Yeah, I don't think my drive is reading faster than this. My system has 16gb of ram, so there's plenty of cache.

To test, I also put in a crucial bx100 drive, and only rip to this, no other activity.The sequential wrete of the drive is 370MB/s so yeah, that's roughly 10 times what the LG WH16NS40drive (oem 1.04) can output.

So the question is, is this a glitch in the program? Lack of cache in the program?
I have the read buffer set to 1024 in the IO menu.

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Re: Warning Message - "consider upgrading your hard drive'

Post by Woodstock » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:20 pm

Each circumstance can be unique. I was getting it on rips over the weekend; noticed the cable between two network switches was showing 10Mb/s connection instead of gigabit. Swapped cables, and THREE MakeMKV simultaneous streams were no longer a problem, and a copy that I'd been doing at the same time jumped from 10Mb/s to 70-90Mb/s.

But you don't have a network involved, from your description.
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Re: Warning Message - "consider upgrading your hard drive'

Post by philb1701 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:14 am

This message can also occur if you are trying to do too many OTHER things while mkv is working.
The division of labor (ie: processing power of your computer) can cause enough of a lag in mkv to where it gets snarky and gives you that message.
I've gotten several times and have noticed it will deliver the message 10 times and then stop nagging you.

Nothing really bad is happening, it just wants all your processing power.

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