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Possible hard drive issue

SteevLSteevL What can I do for you?Registered User regular
edited March 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Hi folks,

I got this Samsung hard drive a few weeks ago to be used as a second hard drive in my relatively shiny new PC. It's a SATA 500GB internal hard drive.

One of the first things I noticed was that when I occasionally attempt to access files on it, my PC will sort of freeze for about 3-4 seconds, accompanied by a distinct whirr noise that goes from low to high-pitched. Then I hear a "click" and the contents of the folder appear, and all is peachy.

I first noticed it when I was playing Audiosurf. I had transferred my mp3 collection to that drive and it will always do this with the first song I load up. Sometimes, it'll freeze up about 10 seconds inot that first song and the music will skip for about 5 seconds before returning to normal. The game plays normally afterwards with whatever songs I play.

This doesn't seem like normal behavior. I've checked the power settings in the control panel to see if there was anything that kept it in a low-power state or something. I've also checked the bios for anything that might be relevant. I've found nothing there. I am running on 32-bit Vista. The motherboard is a Gigabyte P35-DS3R. It seems that today or tomorrow might be the last day to put in for an RMA. Would it be advisable to return it and get something else?

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  • EverywhereasignEverywhereasign Registered User
    edited March 2008
    If it were me, I would. Hard Drives crap out enough without warning, you don't need a brand new one dying in a few weeks/months.

    Always backup your stuff too, I've been victim of catastrophic data loss, it's not fun.

    "What are you dense? Are you retarded or something? Who the hell do you think I am? I'm the goddamn Batman!"
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