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I don't know if this is anything to worry about, but I did not have this issue before I formatted and installed a new copy of windows 7 (was not present on my previous copy of windows)

Every once in a while, like once a day, music will stop playing for about 3 seconds, and the player will not respond in that time, and then it will resume play.

Today I noticed that during those 3 seconds, I hear what I think is the hard drive, and I don't really know how to describe the sound, but it sounded like hard drive maybe seeking.

Is the issue of the player something to worry about?

Does this mean that there is something wrong with one of the hard drives, and if so, is it safe to assume that it is the hard drive the mp3 files are placed on?
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    Download HDTune and check the SMART data for both your OS drive and the drive with the MP3 files on it.  Normally, all the parameters would have "OK" next to them.
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Since it happened with a new install, maybe check the power settings. May be trying to save power on you and throttling down then back up on you.
   
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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    Download HDTune and check the SMART data for both your OS drive and the drive with the MP3 files on it.  Normally, all the parameters would have "OK" next to them.
As far as I remember, HD Tune only works for one hard drive, and I can't choose which. I got 3.
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Since it happened with a new install, maybe check the power settings. May be trying to save power on you and throttling down then back up on you.
I set to never turn off the hard disks, previously it was set to 20 minutes. You think that was the problem?
Edited by beta_0 - 6/24/13 at 7:40am
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If you are hearing clicking sounds then it would be the hard drive. But most of the time if there clicking noises then the computer will just freeze or shut off after like a minute.
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Originally Posted by beta_0 View Post

As far as I remember, HD Tune only works for one hard drive, and I can't choose which. I got 3.

I set to never turn off the hard disks, previously it was set to 20 minutes. You think that was the problem?

Quite possible.
   
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I set to never turn off the hard disks, previously it was set to 20 minutes. You think that was the problem?

Most likely. The pause and clicking you're experiencing is most probably the HDD spinning up and seeking after being put to sleep.
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