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    Default HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    I have a Samsung 320GB and a Hitachi 500GB...

    The drives on that hitachi hard disk are now suddenly taking a longer time to response than usual..When i try to open the drives on the HardDisk, the system stops responding for about 15-20 seconds :S

    But while the system's not responding. the Hard Disk sounds as if it just spun up after sitting idle for a while... Even when i run applications installed on that Disk drive, the Hard Disk acts the same..

    Then it acts normally for a while, if I let it sit long enough, it will make the same spinning out noise again...

    Is this a Hardware problem? or some sort of OS or any other problem?
    Last edited by error; December 26th, 2010 at 19:32.

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Very strange I hope you get some solution soon.
    Last edited by Dee; December 27th, 2010 at 16:03.

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    I heard that when hard-disks start making noises when data is accessed/written, it is a sign that the hard-disk will fail in the near future. It happened to one of my HDs in the past, at first it would occasionally start making noise, then it would get more frequent and finally R.I.P.

    I hope there is a different explanation to your problem.

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    I just checked with CrystalDiskInfo, my samsung HDD shows its in good condition, temp around 32C..Hitachi shows Caution..temp around 39C.. Now this needs a Custom cooling solution i think

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    just make sure to keep backups of your important data...........
    never know what just might happen.......
    i've had bad experiences with hard disks in the past......
    Buying a new hd is possible.......but getting all that data back....?
    Priceless...

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    indeed..

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Take it to either ECS or BCS.

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Mine's been doing that for 6 months. The delay is about a second or two for me though. After bootup, if I try to immedietly access it, it'll spin up a bit(takes a second or two) and work like normal.

    And Crystal Disk shows both as ok >

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wintereise View Post
    Mine's been doing that for 6 months. The delay is about a second or two for me though. After bootup, if I try to immedietly access it, it'll spin up a bit(takes a second or two) and work like normal.

    And Crystal Disk shows both as ok >
    Will try doing that ..
    There are no bad sectors or whatsoever.. The temps are a bit high.. A bit of custom cooling solved the temp problem a bit though ..

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    The end is near....

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    i m having the same kinda noise from my hdds too :s looks like i need to keep back up of my important files :/

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    >Spinning up
    >The End is near
    Sounds like someone doesn't know what they're talking about.

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Get a 1TB and sell it to that guy in Subastu, best solution.

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wintereise View Post
    Mine's been doing that for 6 months. The delay is about a second or two for me though. After bootup, if I try to immedietly access it, it'll spin up a bit(takes a second or two) and work like normal.

    And Crystal Disk shows both as ok >
    well r u sure u dont have aggressive power saving mode enabled for hdd? Hdds do take time 2 spin up after standby mode.

    ---------- Post added at 12:20 ---------- Previous post was at 12:16 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by error View Post
    I have a Samsung 320GB and a Hitachi 500GB...

    The drives on that hitachi hard disk are now suddenly taking a longer time to response than usual..When i try to open the drives on the HardDisk, the system stops responding for about 15-20 seconds :S

    But while the system's not responding. the Hard Disk sounds as if it just spun up after sitting idle for a while... Even when i run applications installed on that Disk drive, the Hard Disk acts the same..

    Then it acts normally for a while, if I let it sit long enough, it will make the same spinning out noise again...

    Is this a Hardware problem? or some sort of OS or any other problem?
    disable power saving for hdd and then try again. If it still behaves same, then ur hdd is going down! Change it asap.

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    well r u sure u dont have aggressive power saving mode enabled for hdd? Hdds do take time 2 spin up after standby mode.

    ---------- Post added at 12:20 ---------- Previous post was at 12:16 ----------



    disable power saving for hdd and then try again. If it still behaves same, then ur hdd is going down! Change it asap.
    Thanks alot bro...i think i figured it out... The problem was with the power options... The "turn of hard disk after" value was given 20 minutes... When i put it to Never turn off, the spinning up problem went away... The HDD doesnt stop spinning randomly now

    Others having this problem might wanna fix it

    Here you go--> Go to Control Panel > Power Options > Change Plan Settings(Beside the Balanced point) > Change advanced power settings > From the drop down menu, HardDisk > Turn off hard disk after > Change the setting to "0" or type "Never"....

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Quote Originally Posted by error View Post
    Thanks alot bro...i think i figured it out... The problem was with the power options... The "turn of hard disk after" value was given 20 minutes... When i put it to Never turn off, the spinning up problem went away... The HDD doesnt stop spinning randomly now

    Others having this problem might wanna fix it

    Here you go--> Go to Control Panel > Power Options > Change Plan Settings(Beside the Balanced point) > Change advanced power settings > From the drop down menu, HardDisk > Turn off hard disk after > Change the setting to "0" or type "Never"....
    Did it! I'm on high performance!

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    actually this is not a problem. Hdd makes noise during going to and out of standby as motor parts turn off and on.

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    actually this is not a problem. Hdd makes noise during going to and out of standby as motor parts turn off and on.
    And some HDD's makes rather louder noises

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Quote Originally Posted by error View Post
    And some HDD's makes rather louder noises
    Like your one.

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    Default Re: HardDisk taking a longer time to response!

    Yea :/

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