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Windows 7: Seagate GO External HD into Internal HD - Bad Idea


15 Jul 2012   #1

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Seagate GO External HD into Internal HD - Bad Idea

I had a 2 TB, and 3TB Seagate Go HDs and decided they would be best used as internal drives, turns out they both crashed completely upon SATA connection in the motherboard, I first guessed probably due to the difference in boot record.

Upon reformatting in NTFS, I have found that the drives run very sluggish, I have been debating on just buying a new USB drive and copying my files, then getting rid of these 2 HDs.

This doesn't make sense to me as I used to think all HDs were the same, does anyone know any reason why these 2 external drives are killing my system performance after they were made into internal drives (also why would they completely crash before).

Event Viewer has this entry "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk3\DR3."


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16 Jul 2012   #2

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There is no normal reason they would behave that way. I agree with you, a SATA drive is a SATA drive.

Are these 3.5 inch drives or 2.5 inch?

That sort of behavior could be explained by poor power or electrical connection. Check to be sure that all of the cables are securely attached. Try using alternate SATA power connectors if you have them.

If you fill out your system specs we could see at a glace if you have any obvious power over-use issues.
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