The issue I am having is an odd one. It seems whenever I plug in a USB (either a flash drive/external hard drive, etc) it takes the computer a good 30 seconds or more to recognize I plugged in a USB. Once it took about three minutes for it to recognize I plugged in my flash drive. Then often at times it will immediately recognize a USB. It seems to just switch on and off on the time it takes. It does the same for when plugging in a new device. It took 30 seconds or so for Windows to begin finding the necessary drivers.
Another issue I believe is part of this is sometimes my second hard drive (1TB Hitachi) will disappear. When I go to My Computer I no longer see the drive, only my SSD. It was there just before until I plugged in my flash drive. The one time it disappeared it happened randomly, out of the blue. No USB was plugged in... This doesn't happen all the time though, this is the third time it has happened since upgrading back in January. Every time it has happened I simply restarted and the hard drive would re-appear again. So I don't believe there is anything wrong with the drive itself. At this current moment, the drive is not showing, but I plan on restarting after this post.
Another thing, I opened up DriverMax and it gave me this error message: "DriverMax has detected a serious windows folder problem and cannot work correctly!". I figured maybe it was worth mentioning.
So I honestly am not sure what the issue is here, and why it takes awhile to detect a USB/and why my second hard drive likes to randomly disappear. It is either an issue with the SATA cables/USB cables/the motherboard itself/the ports on the motherboard. I'm not entirely sure, hence this post.
Any help on this will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.