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Adding additional HDD slows system to a halt

Custom build that has a 1TB Seagate Barracuda Main HDD was running fine before installing the new WD harddrive. After 10-20 minutes the system would slow to unusable speeds and nearly all programs would crash or not respond while using them. Tried re installing OS which didn't fix anything, removing the hard drive does in fact return the PC to its normal speed. (the cpu and ram are always on low load during these 'slow downs')

As of the moment I'm not all too sure if this is just some sort of driver/software incompatibility or some kind of hardware issue which would require me to contact the seller.
I NEED TECHNICAL HELP PLZ!

the HDD in question is a WD caviar blue 1tb WD10EZEX

build details:

i3-2100
GTX 460 1GB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
8GB RAM
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  1. The WD hard drive is likely bad. Crystal Disk Info is a free program that will tell you the health of the drives.
  2. rehed21 said:
    The WD hard drive is likely bad. Crystal Disk Info is a free program that will tell you the health of the drives.


    I used the WD data diagnostic tool and both drives came out green, not sure if crystal disk is any different.
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    They all just check the S.M.A.R.T. info on the hard drive. The WD is using the same driver as the Seagate so it's not a driver issue. Since removing the drive solves the issue, it's either the drive or the cable, so try a different cable. I would also try Crystal Disk Info to get a second opinion.
  4. rehed21 said:
    They all just check the S.M.A.R.T. info on the hard drive. The WD is using the same driver as the Seagate so it's not a driver issue. Since removing the drive solves the issue, it's either the drive or the cable, so try a different cable. I would also try Crystal Disk Info to get a second opinion.


    good point lemme come back with some results and ill update the thread

    EDIT: Crystal disk shows good health, currently the drive is connected with the sata cable that was used for the DVD drive, no problems yet (10 mins post boot). might have been the sata cable. Will update post again in about an hour.
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