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Slave Drive Problem


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ahhh computers.

 

Ok, I got my bomb . WD 120 gig 8mb buffer IDE Hard Drive last week and I have noticed alittle problem. If I open windows explorer, and goto the D: drive (which is the 120g drive), and I delete something, it takes a good 20 seconds before it deletes. During that time you can't run another other programs, its like one reeeeeaaaaaaaallly long interupt request. The other hard drive is doing nothing, and I tryed deleting these files while no other programs where running. Any ideas oh what could be up? When I shell into dos and delete, theres no lag @ all.

 

On another note, 2000 mp3's in 3 days!!! Probably gonna have 12000 by the end of the month. Then you guys GOTTA check out my ftp when I'm ready. I'm gonna need another 120g before I know it, especially when I go after the porn! (another reason to check out my ftp)

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I would make sure that the HD is running in DMA Mode and not PIO mode..

make sure its like Ultra DMA, that could be causing the problem.

 

I had that problem with my ASUS TUA266 board.. I had to force it to DMA and it sucked..

 

But it worked untill the PCI slot broke.. and I dont know if it still would im not using it anymore :)

 

Umm also If that dont work.. I would turn it in to a Master Drive and install windows on to it and make it the primary drive...

 

that could help..

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  • 3 weeks later...

i dono if this has any relevence but I do this just to be

caucious, (makes windows boot a hell of a lot faster...)

did you partition the drive into different partitions or

just 1 big 120gig partition???

Just using my 40gig as a whole, and comparing it to

it w/ an 8gig system partition makes a huge difference in boot times,

not to mention my friends 80gig too..

So ya if you already havnt done so give it a try...

If it were me personally, I'd to say a 10gig or so

system part, then like the rest in 20-50gig parts depending on

what they are used to store...

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