HD problem huge slowdown
Posted 27 October 2002 - 07:59 PM
For example: when unraring a 700mb game, it'll now take about 7 or 8 minutes to unrar. Normally it would take about a minute. Copying from that drive to my main 20 gig drive is also painfully slow. I've defragged multiple times with no improvement.
What could be causing this slowdown? Is it dying?
Posted 27 October 2002 - 09:03 PM
The fragmented files were large ISOs.
It's my secondary drive just for downloads. Windows is running on my 20 gig.
Dunno about the chipset drivers.
Posted 28 October 2002 - 12:16 PM
Is both your drives set DMA enabled?
Both 7200 RPMS?
When unraring whats your Proc% at?
and do this, run this test..
Ill get you on MSN to talk further
Posted 28 October 2002 - 12:40 PM
also your CPU Ultilization should be low. See my screenshot for comparesent as I aslo have a WD
Posted 28 October 2002 - 12:52 PM
Posted 28 October 2002 - 01:16 PM
go there and register then run the online Diagnostics test...you should get something like this:
Drive Information: Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation Serial Number: WMA6S1259973 Model Number: WD800BB-00BSA0 Firmware Rev: 12.08C12 Test Results: TEST PASSED! Congratulations! The Data Lifeguard Diagnositc utility has determined that your hard drive is functioning properly. If you still encounter problems on your hard drive that you feel were not identified in the Data Lifeguard utility, please contact us for technical support.
after the test is done. Post what your results are
Posted 28 October 2002 - 03:26 PM
Check your device manager, into the properties of your primary IDE channel (or secondary, wherever you installed it to) and see what mode its running in.
You also need to make sure its jumpered correctly, and the cable (black end is master, and grey end is slave). Another tip is never put a 7200rpm alongside a slower hard drive on the same cable otherwise it operates at the slower hard drive's speed.