Slow, noisy Raptor
Hi, I recently installed a Western Digital Raptor X 10,000rpm, 150gb hard drive in my pc to put my Operating System on and also installed two other slower drives for storage. I thought this would be great, but the hard drive is really noisy and slow. I knew how loud it was supposed to be before I bought it, but I expected it to be a lot quicker. I have tried installing XP Pro and Vista Ultimate on it and they both take ages to load up, making a racket while doing so. The odd things is though, when, for example unraring a big rar file, the drive is lilghtning fast - at least twice as fast as my other 7,200rpm drives. I have just installed Vista on one of the 7,200rpm drives and it runs considerably quicker.
Could it be a faulty drive or can anyone shed any light on what may the be the problem?