This last week a new issue has come up in regards to disk responsiveness. I use COWON JetAudio (latest version) for FLAC playback, on my media hard disk. However when I'm playing back tracks occasionally (2-3 minutes) apart a lag event occurs where as the playing track will stop for a second and then resume. I'm assuming this is some sort of thing to do with an improper setting, but I increased playback priority setting to real time and the problem still persists. This problem persisted from the last version to the updated version. Streaming playback does not have the same problem.
I've yet to defrag the disk, but I'm not sure if this would actually affect such a low-intensity disk operation.
There are also some other problems in the lag department such as when I open my the disk from my computer takes 10 seconds for the progress bar to finish so that directories show up. I'm not sure if disk indexing is supposed to re-do itself every time.
I just realized that there is scheduled weekly defragmentation on all my hard disks.
I'm starting defragmentation now and re-checking to see if it works.
Let's get this fixed guys