Hard Drive (second) causes computer to run slower
Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:09 PM
Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:19 PM
Have you run defrag on the 2nd drive?
Is the 2nd drive piggy backed to your main drive or is it on a IDE controller by itself?
Was the drive purchased new or used?
Did you setup the partition as Fat32 or NTFS?
Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:28 PM
Yes, I did a defrag on the first and second this morning.
Sorry, not quite sure what you mean here by "piggy backed", it is not connected directly to the Master drive if that's what you mean. It is connected to the middle slot of the power strip. It is IDE.
The drive was purchased new, from TigerDirect.
I set up the partition a NTFS.
Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:54 PM
As I stated before with only 1 gb of memory and doing video editing you are putting alot of strain on that one gig. Upgrading to 2 gigs will help you
Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:06 PM
Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:22 PM
You could upgrade CPU as that would make the biggest impact but the memory will help.
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:29 PM
Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:34 PM
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:12 PM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:24 PM
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:46 PM
If you watch a movie from the second drive does it slow down or only when editing?
Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:00 PM
Random info: I recently got the game Empire: Total War, and the game is choppy all the time. I don't think the problem is the same, but who knows.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:08 PM
"downloading does it become choppy."
Can you explain that? When you download from the internet and what are you downloading?
Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:15 PM
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