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Hard Disk Failure, computer crashing.


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Angelboi

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So for a few weeks now my computer has had its slave hard drive 'fail'
as in, a SMART event has occurred. I've been meaning to get it replaced, but I've noticed as of late,
my computers performance is suffering, such as Computer crashes, computer freezing or just overall massive
lag.

I was wondering if my slave harddrive is related to the computer performance failure.

I will be getting it replaced, but could the issues be related to something else? Because my OS is installed on the Master harddrive,
so I don't understand why the performance would be suffering.

Any ideas?
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Howdy:

A quick check would be to unhook the slave drive and see if your problems persist.

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Thanks for the responses guys. I unplugged the 2nd HDD and it runs a lot smoother now. is there a way to fix the HDD or should I just buy a new one?
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The error message is indicating that drive is on the way out. If you want to keep whatever is on it, I would suggest moving those files to your c: drive and dumping the slave drive.

In a nutshell, get a new one.

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