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hard drive "hunting"

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I have an HP media center computer with 200gig hard drive. The hard drive is sluggish and sounds likes its hunting all over for data. I clean and defrag which helps a little but not a solution. I run XP pro
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"hunting" to a degree is normal, and in the grand scale of things hard drives are slow anyway. They are one of the slower links in any modern computer for data throughput.
If you find out who made the drive you can download diagnostic software to see if its on the way out.
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I have a hard drive like that... It has always been noisey.. It is a 250gb 5400 rpm... I have never had a 5400 rpm hard drive before and never had this problem. It also seems to be getting worse.. I think it is going to die..

It annoyed me so much that I put it in an external case, however now the noise is clearer. LOL
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