I put in a 110 GB internal drive (master) and a 200 GB secondary drive. I was starting to run out of space and also having problems with my slave drive.
All of the data on that slave drive is there, but the drive appears to work very slow. Copying files there is very slow and also if I try to play the raw .avi files I capture from my camera (any size) they play very chopping in all types of players. It is as if the data is not getting to the processor fast enough.
So I bought a new Segate 300 GB Ultra ATA/100 7200 RPM drive. 16 MB cache and 3.5 inch drive.
I was going to try and add it to my existing two drives but I don't think my motherboard can support it. It didn't have another IDE port I could use.
So I just swapped out the 200 GB drive that was acting slow for the new drive. The problem is the new drive was acting the SAME WAY as the old one, slow to copy files and .avi files play very choppy and slow when I open them. I also used a brand new cable for the install like the manual suggested.
1) Can I in fact install an 3rd internal drive somehow? Or are systems like this usually limited to two?
2) More importantly, what could be wrong that a brand new drive would be acting the same way as my old drive?
I am sorry if these are dumb questions or if I didn't provide enough info. Any help would be greatly appreciated!