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Dog Slow Barracude 7200 1.5TB - please help!!!

December 30, 2012 1:36:36 AM


My Win 7 Professional on my i7 desktop has started to be VERY slow indeed. Hangs when you try and do something for several seconds, and then continues etc. + occassional blue screen.

I tried reinstalling over the top, but that didn't help anything.

I ran HD Speed, and was shocked to discover my ST31500341AS 7200 1.5TB SATA 3 GB/s drive is giving me readings of only 3 - 4 Mbps. It will oscillate up and down, too.

I ran HD Tune against it, and got the info below...

Is this likely to be the HD going bad, or a windows issue? Would a clean reinstall likely help. Does PIO come into this? how can I check that? I have a Intel 6 Series/c200 series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller.

I'm stuck - advice greatly appreciated!!