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Hard drive Slow As Internal, Fast as External!?!


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13thclue.com

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Hello. I have a Seagate 250GB 16MB harddrive.
When I had it in an external encasement and ran it thru my USB 2.0 port it worked fine.

When I take the same drive and put it inside my computer it runs slow!


Simply put,

Same drive:
Internal=slow
External=fast
Me="Huh?!"

I run XP pro on an Intel 4, 2.8 GHZ DELL computer.
Any ideas?
Thank you!
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Fenor

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Do you have it connected to a 40pin cable or a 80pin cable when it's hooked up internally? 40pin cable is slow and is meant for CD/DVD Rom drives, while 80pin is meant for hard drives.

See picture below.

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It's a 40 pin.:-(
Is there anything I can do about it?
thanks

Edited by 13thclue.com, 13 October 2005 - 01:38 PM.

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Just thought of something. My other Hard drive (C:) which is 80GB has no trouble at all...?

Any thoughts
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