a few weeks ago i bought myself a new pc, and i must say i'm very happy with it
unfortunately, there has been one issue from the start and it is really starting to annoy me now
I set up a raid-0 array with two seagate 320Gb disks and I store all my games on it to achieve maximum speed
no problem, games work just fine.
however, when I'm surfing or typing or doing something else less intensive than gaming, I always hear my harddrives stop working ( at least I think they are, its really a 'shutting down' noise and definately comes from the raid-0 drives).
no problem with that, I'm not against energy saving...
the problem is, when I need a finle or anything from these drives after this has happened, it takes a full ten seconds for the program to respond an open the file
f.e. Winamp is playing, and suddenly it switches to a new song
if I check the task manager during these ten seconds, Winamp isn't responding... but after the hard drives are powered on again (and you clearly hear the drives power on again during these ten seconds) everything goes back to normal again and the music starts playing again
obviously my music is also stored on those drives.
tried it with saving a word document to the drive, same result, ten seconds of not-responding and then the file saves...
is this an energy saving feature, or is it something else?