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Hard drive slow to respond

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June 24, 2010 2:04:10 PM

Hi all

I have a 2tb 7200 rpm SATA hard drive with about 800GB worth of data on it as my backup drive. Whenever i try and access it the first time i boot up my pc the computer will think about it for 5 secs and then access it fine. After that whenever i click on it it takes less then 0.1 sec to accesss. What is the reason for the first time it not been able to access it as fast?

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a b G Storage
June 24, 2010 6:37:12 PM

Is this internal or external drive?
June 24, 2010 6:57:38 PM

Internal hard drive
a b G Storage
June 25, 2010 4:15:40 PM

Check you power settings and make sure hard drives are set to not power down. Test and see.
Might try a different SATA port and/or cable.
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