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Very high seek time (up to 300) even after changing the HDD

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Hey,  since a few months, every now and then my computer will hang for 10-30 seconds before I can continue working. I thought at first it was a problem with windows so I formatted the drive and reinstalled windows from scratch. The problem continued. I just installed some monitoring software and saw that the HDD seek time is very high (between 50 and 300). I thought that the hard drive was failing and cloned the content to another HDD which I used to replace the first one. Same thing is happening. What else might make the HDD seek time to go so high? Note that I did not change anything else in term of hardware in the last 2 years and it was working perfectly fine 6 months ago.. Some piece of hardware may have a problem but I am now at lost trying to figure our what.

 

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You might try replacing the drive cable. Also, you might want to check to see if there were any updates installed which might have had an effect.

 

I had an issue with a "green" drive quite some time ago where it would stall like that. I hear that had been fixed, but I stopped using them for a system drive.


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Could it be because of something else like toasted chip on the motherboard or would it then fail completely instead?


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I doubt that it would be a motherboard issue. You might try running the test program from the manufacturer.


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