Maxtor 6Y250P0 long initial access time problem
Recently, I've got a second hard drive - Maxtor 6Y250P0 (250 GB). I also kept my other hard drive - Maxtor 6Y120P0 (complete system stats below). I created two partitions on the new hard drive, both about equal size. One of them is C drive with Windows installation.
The problem is this: when I just turn on the computer and want to access something on the F drive (the other partition), the computer hangs for about a minute, and then shows the contents of that folder and works fine. Now, next time I want to access something on the C drive, same thing happens - one minute long wait.
The old 120 GB hard drive is empty, and does not seem to affect things. I tried defragmenting the hard drive, but that didn't help. So if you have any idea why this is happening, I would greatly appreciate it.
Complete system specs:
Athlon XP 1900 CPU
HD1: 250 GB Maxtor 6Y250P0
HD1: 120 GB Maxtor 6Y120P0
Motherboard: ECS K7S5A
CD burner: Sony CD-RW CRX195E1
DVD drive: Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-M1612