Quote: Originally Posted by hellooomcfly
My apologies for not being more specific. I am having issues when the secondary HDDs are accessed directly (even though there is hardly anything on any of my drivers
) i.e. When opening a file from that specific HDD. As far as the CPU measurements, I am closely watching the CPU Meter and the RAM does not appear to be phased at all whereas the CPU meter is in the orange to red area. These drivers are fully accessible, however, I am being told that I should try to pull the pins in the back of the HDDs that currently limit their speeds to 1500 RPMs. I suppose it's worth a shot, but still feeling rather defeated at the moment. PC: 1 User: 0.
I never heard of a pin limiting speed to 1500 rpm, but if that is the case then it's obviously at least part of the problem. The drives should spin at 5400 or higher if they are not decades old.
Have you rooted through the BIOS and inspected relevant hard drive settings?
If you disable those new drives in the BIOS, can you then suddenly boot at a normal speed rather than delayed?
You can always download an application such as HDTach to see how the drives are performing.