Music skipping when played off new internal hard drive
I've been scouring the net for nearly a month to figure out what the problem is. I recently installed a second a hard drive, a Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB internal. It works fine for the most part but for whatever reason music skips when played off of it, of any format (FLAC, mp3, etc.)
I actually even ran the WD Diagnostic program and the results of the tests were all PASS, and used the WD Align tool which said the drive was ready for use or something like that.
What's strange is that music plays fine for a while after I restart my PC, then music skips when played off the 2 TB OR the 500 GB Hitachi Deskstar that came preinstalled in the PC.
I've tried many troubleshooting tactics, I switched the SATA Cable from my original hard drive with the one for the WD 2TB to see if the cable was faulty, and also switched to Molex-to-SATA power cable I have on the WD 2TB with the straight SATA power cable on the original hard drive, all of which gave the same result.
I have a couple questions for you guys actually:
1. Can I fix this and how?
2. Are all Green drives like this? Should I have gotten the Caviar Black instead?
3. Why does music skip worse when I'm using Firefox? All my programs and Windows 7 all run off the HItachi and all my music/vidoes/etc. are on the 2TB green.
Here's my system specs should anyone need to know:
Motherboard: ASUS M3A78-CM
Processoer: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3.1 Ghz
4 GB RAM
Sparkle GeForce 9500 1 GB