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Old 02-24-2007, 12:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard Drive very choppy, Help please

Recently, my second hard drive has been acting very choppy while under load. It seems as though it locks up my system anywhere from 2-10seconds every couple minutes. It gets really annoying when this happens in games. I checked the transfer mode to make sure it's on DMA mode and it's on DMA 6 at the moment. Anyone know what this issue could be?

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Old 02-24-2007, 06:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What are your system specifications? Are you sure it's your hard drive causing your system to lock up?


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Old 02-24-2007, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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P4 3.06
1G Ram
Two 160GB HD's

When ever I use my slave drive, that is when the choppiness starts, be it to extract a file or play a game stored on the drive. This just started recently and it's a fairly new drive. Not sure what the issue is.

Edit: After being in a game for 10-15min, it starts to run smoothly and normally again.
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