Ive got a weird problem that falls into 2 parts
First problem is that i have two 8month old identical SATA Western Digital drives, one for storage/backup and one for OS etc, both partitioned. Western Digital Caviar Green 640GB Advanced Format
Brand new self built PC al 8 month old parts.
I have had a problem where my PC was sluggish and lagged heavily if a program was installing or there was updates from MS etc
After a lot of other hardware checking and swapping(RAM, Graphics Card etc) i was about to buy a new PSU thinking not enough power.
Before i did this i thought id retry my old 6years old IDE drive just in case it was a hdd problem, to my amazement it got rid of the lagging and everything is super fast as it should of been these last 8 months!!
Now i have run Western Digitals diagnostics and different hard drive monitoring software and all have come back with no problems.
So is it a hard drive problem or something other like connections etc a si cant see why an old IDE driver
would in fact be faster then the newer SATA drive?
ok now second problem, since i have the IDE drive in place i cant boot directly from it unless the SATA is present, if i try on its own i just get a message at boot saying please insert boot media, but with them both I'm place i get the option of a dual boot and its fine.
i have gone into BIOS and select the IDE as first boot, changed jumper settings etc but still it wont boot on its own?
Of course if i can slove the first problem then i wont have to woory about the 2nd as i will just remove the IDE drive.