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new hard drive, new problems,sigh......


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tuscan440

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bought a second hand hard drive that had been refurbished off ebay, (from a power seller) had it installed as slave drive everything seemed fine but when i try and access any data on it it takes a long time to load up and certain media files like some music and videos just wont play staraight, they jerk or just stop all together, often freezing my comp!!!
i have tried moving the jerky files to master drive and they work fine there so what does this mean??? is my hard drvie set up wrong or just bust, or is there an incompatability??

both drives are 80gb maxtor 7200rpm hard drives
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Hi. You could try running the manufacturer's diagnostics on the drive. There is a sticky post at the top of this forum that has links to most manufacturer/s diagnostics: http://forums.pcper....isplay.php?f=40
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Did you reformat the drive before you started to use it?
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yeh i reformatted it, all seemed fine until i try and play media files, trying to transfer 4000 back to master drive but because it is so slow and keeps freezing its taking time, gona run the hard drive diagnostic as soon as that is done
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