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Slow hard drive

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May 16, 2011 12:57:58 PM

For some reason my hard drive randomly "dies out" on me, where it gives me LOW read and write access. Shutting down my pc for an hour or 2 fixes the problem, but that isn't really optimal.

Any one can give me some tips to how I can find out why it does this?
The drive is new and I have returned it and revived a new one so its not the drive that's bad.

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a b G Storage
May 16, 2011 6:20:28 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

Did you tried in another SATA port?
May 16, 2011 11:23:40 PM

Have now and no real improvement.

However on further inspection I noticed this:

  1. HD Tune Pro: ST31000528AS Health
  3. ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status
  4. (C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 200 156 0 14918 warning
  6. Health Status : warning
  8. There were communication errors. This may be caused by a damaged cable.

So this is the cult pit I have been after? A bad cable?
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a b G Storage
May 17, 2011 4:55:43 AM

Try with another cable, but I think that problems is the HD
May 18, 2011 7:21:31 PM

I have now tried 3 different cables and 1 new one.

All the same.

I also tried moving the hard drive to my old computer. I did not experience any slow down nor did that warning display.
Both my hard drive displays Ultra DMA CRC Error warnings, through my C drive does not slow down.

So could I have a bad motherboard?
a b G Storage
May 18, 2011 7:50:35 PM

Yeah, the next option is the mobo.