My 2nd HDD makes my pc slow

Well i installed one of my older HDD's on my new gaming rig and pc has been slower, when i load control pannel, or my computer or even the interent makes me wait longer then usually. If no one noes how to fix this i will just uninstall it from my pc because i don't really need i was just going to use it store all my movies and btw i don't know the specs of the hardrive buts a 160GB via sata cable.

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
CPU: Intel i5 2500K @ 3.3ghz (Need a better fan to overclock)
GPU: GTX 560 Ti 1Gb
RAM: 2x4gb g.skill ram
HDD: 1tb 7500rpm western digital HDD
PSU: 750W Thermaltake PSU
CASE: Nzxt Guardian
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  1. Did you do a fresh format on it?
  2. Yepp
  3. If it was working fine it should not have this effect on your PC, simple solution is take it out.
  4. Yea did that been fine since
  5. Just for curiosity's sake, you could run Seatools test on it. As a second drive, you could run the Windows version.
    I'm thinking, maybe it has bad sectors, and maybe your system has put a (hidden) pagefile on it. This could effect extreme slowness, or even worse.

    You could also try a different SATA connector.
  6. also check your bios setting. sata drive should be in ach mode not ide. also check that you dont have any of the raid settings turned on in the bios.
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