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Problem with new hard drive

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March 23, 2010 9:29:34 PM

I just installed a new hard drive into my htpc. I am backing up some movies and ran into some problems. The hard drive is a Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive. The problem I am having is the playback of Video_TS files. When I play the files the image becomes scrambled blocks every few seconds/minutes. The reason I think this may have something to do with the hard drive is that the same file works fine when ripped and played on another hard drive I have in the htpc. Also other types of files such as avi's work fine on the hard drive, it just seems to be Video_TS files that are the problem. So is the problem the hard drive or should I look to another source for the problem?

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March 24, 2010 12:10:08 AM

The WD15EARS is a drive with "Advanced Format". IF you are running it under Win XP you need to use a software utility from WD called WD Align. See this site for details:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/advancedformat/
March 24, 2010 12:14:15 AM

Thanks for the reply, but I am running Windows 7, should have put that in the original post.
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