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Hey all, not sure if this is the right place to ask but if it isn't i appologise. I am asking here because for once something has me stumped and i seek the knowledge of our wonderful community biggrin.gif

I have a hard drive setup as follows >

120Gb SSD Primary OS Drive
500Gb Seagate Storage
500Gb SpinpointF3 Storage and some programs ( less than year old )


Now here is my recent issue....... when ever i access the 3rd drive to look for files that i download or want to use it freezes, then about 30secs to a minute later it works and i can carry on. It does this nigh on every time i use it. The drives search index thing is on, it has been defragged, and it is also quite new. So for example i do the following >>

Open Hard Drive > Click downloads folder > it opens shows files but freezes> desktop and everything else wont react ( sometimes i can use other programs whilst frozen)> mouse pointer can move but not click on anything> the window i open sometimes minimizes> 30 second s to a minute later all works fine.

It is incredibly annoying and i have not a clue why it has started to do this and any advise or ideas would help alot. I have already run Malware/Antivirus and all is clean. Indexing is on. Drive is less than 2% fragmented. Thanks in advance for any help !! smile.gif
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It's the IDE timeout that's part of windows 7, when it's not in use it will power down the drive. You can do the reg hack to stop this happening.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/3356c10e-673f-4882-9e5d-b9d61bafce9f/

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i've also had certain anti-virus programs be the culprit in the slow opening and access of secondary hdd's..
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