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Slow loading of software and music-playing issues

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January 22, 2012 8:30:46 AM

Hi,

I recently had assembled a pretty powerful PC
-i7 2600k CPU
-32GB RAM
-ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Motherboard etc.
-Windows 7 Pro

I have 5 hard drives installed. 3 for storing sound sample libraries, 1 SSD for the OS, and a spare 2TB hdd to install any other programs I need and for general storage.

Most times when I try to open Sonar X1 (software for music production) it takes about a minute to load. I know it's not the power of the computer holding it back because it has, although rarely, loaded up straight away. Does anybody know why this might be happening? I've installed Sonar X1 on the spare 2TB hdd.

On a possibly related note, some mp3's on the 2TB hdd play for a while and then stop, only to continue playing about a minute later. Driving me nuts.

If anybody can help, i'll be very thankful!

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January 22, 2012 12:51:56 PM

Hi :) 

Try installing Sonar on the SSD ...if its not faster its a fault in the program....if its faster its probably the 2tb drive crashing..run a hard drive test in DOS...HIRENS ...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 25, 2012 9:10:16 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Try installing Sonar on the SSD ...if its not faster its a fault in the program....if its faster its probably the 2tb drive crashing..run a hard drive test in DOS...HIRENS ...

All the best Brett :) 


turns out it was a problem with the SATA connector on the motherboard. I placed my hdd on a different connector and now all my problems (slow boot time, slow transfer speeds, slow program operations) are solved.
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