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