Hard Drive responce time

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  1. ZeKs

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    My new hard drive responce time has slow down alot. I've had it for 1 week (Maxtor 160gb), until today I notice a big slowdown. I went to their site and read that heating may cause this. I did have both of my hard drive "on top" of each other, and when I opened my case, they were both hot! So I moved them so they wouldn't be side by side. After I let them cold down, I turn on my PC and everything seems Ok. I still notice a little slow responce time but Im not sure why.

    Was wondering if there something else I can do? Did my hard drive get f'up with the heat?

    It weird because my other hd that was equally hot, as never dont this before, and even now it load everything, still very quick.
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I too have experienced slow HD's and I've never been lucky enough to have them speed up again.
     
  3. ZeKs

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    How bad is yours??

    Mine now, taking forever...example

    I open winamp, empty the list, add my music directory (which is in the slow hd) and it cant even load the times of the songs, as it reads the file becaue its so slow..aww man..

    I bought my hard drive at office depot, anyone know if i can return and get a new one? bought it last thursday..the 18th :(
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Sure you can, there's no reason why they wouldn't take it back. Just tell them it's not reading properly.
     
  5. ZeKs

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    Cool just called they said ok, but now i have 20 gigs on stuff on it already, and im afraid i wont be able to back them up :(

    oh well at least i get a new hd
     
  6. ZeKs

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    hmm i tried to move some stuff to my old hdd and i got a cyclic redundacy check error ?? whats that?
     
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    Throw the HD in the freezer for an hour and try it again.
     
  8. NaftaWRX

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    why don't you buy a case with more ventilation, or add more fans?
    when the computer heats up, usually the performance goes down..
     
  9. ZeKs

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    I just got my replaced hdd, i was wondering, i have a system have, should i put in on the ground so it will blow air at the hdd?

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    nice, know where i can find them in store? dont feel like buying thorught the net.
     
  12. kingtoad

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    Would that seriously work?
     
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    try it and find out :big grin:
     
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    I'd figure a freezer would damage it ><

    I do not have cooling problems in my machine, so I'm not even going to attempt. :p
     
  15. Rob

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    Try the freezer just to get your data off it before you bring it back. I have heard that it works as well.









    But never tried it. :o
     
  16. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yes it does, cools the HD down but not to the point of actually freezing anything. The length of time you put the HD in is dependant o9n the temperature of the freezer. Obviously you don't want condesation to start building...
     
  17. NaftaWRX

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    looks like your case is enclosed in a compartment
    move your desk close to a window or any place where there's air ventilation. that'd do, i guess
     

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