Originally Posted by ssateneth
Have you tried a different movie maybe? Does the stuttering still happen? If not, is your CPU usage pegged to max? if it is, your CPU isnt fast enough to render the video. If not, maybe your movie is corrupted.
I've tried it with multiple movies/shows, and the same files on the other drive play back fine. The cpu is totally fine, it's an AMD 1090t (HTPC in sig)
Originally Posted by Zer0CoolX
You could try balancing the drives in drivepool. I rebuilt my server and added 2x new drives about a year ago and noticed that new drives dont get balanced with the others, so i had 2x drives with GB's worth of content and the 2x new ones practically empty. Wrote Stablebit and they gave me a link to an addin for Drivepool to balance the drives out. May not change the issue for you but Id recommend it anyhow.
Other things to consider are changing sata cables, trying the drive on different ports, and trying it outside of the pool.
The drives were balanced correctly, maybe stablebit fixed that because I didn't do anything and they balanced themselves. I will try switch ports around, it is a new port that I have never(at least in years) used.
Originally Posted by Nukemaster
I would try the other drive to see what it does. Almost any hard drive should handle compressed videos without issues(I am guessing you are not doing uncompressed or anything).
Do you get anything in the event viewer?
Years back I had a seagate drive start doing something similar with Windows Media Center. It was strange because playback skipped, but the recordings would be perfectly fine(rewind and replace and it was fine). I honesty just tossed it on the shelf and tossed in an old WDC Blue and the problem went away. Right at the end of that drives warranty, I had to RMA another seagate for my brother and they said they would take both and the same time. I tested the replacment and it seemed fine(recertified and all). It is still on the shelf in case my brothers drive ever fails again
Either way, it sounds like it may be a drive or cable issue to me.
I didn't see anything in the event viewer, I will try the other drive and also try different ports. This is my 5th drive attached to the PC (all sata ports used) could it be a motherboard issue using all the ports? These drives are much better than the other drives that are in it so I would hope since they can playback the media fine these should be able to as well. It's just regular 1080p rips straight from blu-ray discs, not encoded but not like unedited video from a video camera or anything.