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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Is this internal or external drive?
Internal hard drive
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.