I have just recently bought a WD green 1TB hard drive (WD10EARX) after installing it ,i see some lag in my computer after a 20-40 mins of playing games or watching movies my whole system freezes no .exe files open from my desktop not even control panel nothing.. though I use this new drive just for storage of movies and games.
I have searched threads about this problem but none of them works (power save settings too )
Could you tell what problem is , why does my computer hangs just because of the hdrive
My specs :
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
8gb ram ddr3
primary hd 500gb seagate
Intel i5 @2.67Ghz
I have seen a similar problem with a failing drive (new one) and eventually it just stopped working. I would check on RMA.
I did a WD test ..small test and even long test which took 3hrs and came out as just fine .
I heard that the problem may be related to spinning down of hard drive as WD green is power efficient,