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Hello

About 5 weeks ago I bought and installed a 2nd hard drive into my PC. I have a Dell Dimension 4600 Desktop with a 2.8 GHz Processor and 512 MB of RAM. The Hard Drive is a Maxtor Diamond Max-10 80GB Drive (ATA 133, 8 MB Buffer, 7200 RPM). I put all my music and video files on the drive. When I attempt to play the music or video files they are very choppy. If I copy a file to the primary drive and play it from there it is not choppy. My guess is the hard drive is going bad. I tried to run the Maxtor diagnostic tool powermax but it hung up. Any suggestions on what I can do to furthur check the drive?

By the way, there is about 20 GB of data on the drive and I ran a checkdisk on it this morning. It was about 40% complete after 3 hours before i left for work

Thanks

Edited by DPJ, 31 March 2006 - 10:48 AM.

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it's possible that the stock dell HD isn't powerfull enough for you to run another HD.. (possible)...dells arent really made to be upgraded on the fly and they use these weird PSU's....
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Is the drive cable a 40 or an 80 cable? I've experinced problems using a 40 cable on a modern HDD.
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the cable is an 80

i have contacted maxtor and they will replace the drive, so if i cant figure it out i will just send it to them

thanks for the replies :whistling:
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