Hello, i have a seagate st3500418as and whenever i try to play a video file or even an audio file from it, it freezes as if data transfer where too slow to even load on windows media player, i don't know what could it be!! Help!!
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Sorry to resurrect this but I'm having similar problem. It's managable for me but worrying.
When I watch anything with Win7s media player, sometimes the video freezes for a moment and then the HDD starts whirring and catches up like it FFwd'd. IT's the same HDD and I did as sturm said. There was no pio mode option in device manager, only a tick box to enable DMA. Wherever possible it was already ticked.