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2nd harddrive very slow to access - not sure why

Last response: in Storage
November 20, 2010 7:48:06 PM

My cpu used to run from a single 1tb HDD. I added a second HDD ... cloned my original drive to the new one ... then changed my old drive to act as a basic storage device ( less than 5% of it used currently ). Ever since doing this, my primary drive ( new one ) works great and is super fast - but my second drive is very slow to access any file or information after rebooting or coming out of sleep for the first time. If I click an .mp3 or any other type of file, it takes about 5-7 seconds to access it. Once I've engaged the second drive once, it functions normally ( until next sleep or reboot ) - but it is always slow the first time I go to it after reboot or coming out of sleep mode.

This doesn't seem right. Anyone have any suggestions on what it might be?

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November 20, 2010 8:55:06 PM

You don't say what OS you are using, but it sounds like it could be a power magement setting. i.e. the 2nd hd is unpowered until you try to acces it.
If you are using windows try the power options in control panel.
November 20, 2010 10:37:47 PM

Best answer selected by lyphe.