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Hard drive making butter

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August 17, 2012 10:34:31 PM

Not sure how to troubleshoot this one...

My hard drive, as reported by windows as an "ATA ST1000DM003-9YN1 SCSI Device" is churning and churning - once in a while it comes up for air - but it's getting annoying - when trying to watch a video in a browser, the video is choking/pausing until the drive stops spinning....I have a good machine (specs below) and it wasn't always like this - so I'm looking for a way to figure out what's making it spin so much....(I also have an SSD drive in the mix, but that only has games installed - the OS is not on the SSD).

Any advice appreciated!

SPECS:
INTEL I7-3820 3.6 GHZ 10M LGA
1TB SATA III 7200 RPM 3.5" HARD DRIVE <- Problem drive
16 GB DDR3/ 1600 MHZ MEMORY
X79-UD3 QUAD CROSSFIRE/ QUAD SLI SATA 3.0
NVIDIA GTX560 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E
WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL SP1 64-BIT
XTREMEGEAR 1000 WATT POWER SUPPLY
a c 265 G Storage
August 18, 2012 12:49:33 PM

Maybe the drive is faulty, run the manufacturers diagnostics on it download it from their support site!
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