Have recently bought a new pc, to replace my aging dinosaur,, whos long overdue death caught me at a bad time,, so i rushed out and got a new one from pc world.
It had one 08gb drive in it when i bought it,, but had a slot to take a second drive, so i have slotted in one of my 120bg drives from my old pc. All is fine,, recognised,,, working as it should ect,,,
But i have noticed a very annoying occurance when using the second drive.
Will try to explain a bit more.
The 80gb drive in the pc has been partioned by HP, so i have a c- drive of about 65gb and a d-drive of about 8gb. This d-drive is Hps recovery partition etc,,,but both c & d are on the 80gb drive.
So,,,i have installed and formatted my 120gb maxtor drive, and use it solely for all my larger files etc,, ie/ i have all my music files on there (50gb), along with dvd movies and photos etc( 20-30gb ),,
I have a shortcut to my music files on the desktop, but,, the problem is,, whenever i open up the music files stored on the 120gb drive,,, the screen hangs for a while,, and it can take a little while to open up the music folder.
Once its open,, i can speedily click thru all the files and subfolders with ease,, but when i come out of lets say,, an album subfolder, into the artist folder thats where i get another long pause, and sometimes a hang.
Now,,,i know it can sometimes be a little slower to open up files on another drive,, but this is ridiculus. My old dinasaur wasnt like this, and i used the exact same method of file storage.
This new pc is a 3.ghz cpu, has 2gb of fast ram,, lots of free space on both discs,,,, i just cant understand why it is so slow with this drive,,,
Any ideas ?????
Many thanks,,, kev.