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new WD 500GB harddrive on core2 duo going slower then hell...

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We got a 500 GB WD, WD5000AAKS, and after about a month the computer started going really really slow. a PCpitstop tests says the harddrive is at like 4MB/sec or something. usually around 50 or so. The computer is running fine on another older hard drive as of now.

Western digital says to run their diagnostic test on it but the problem is its so slow, this will take days. Is there anything else this could be but a bad hard drive? the windows XP install is new as well. Thanks for any tips guys.
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try a different sata slot, I had a weird problem like this once and it was the sata port and not the hdd.
If that doesn't work, then I say that it is a bad hdd let it run its test and RMA.
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You could always try a disk cleaner/defrag. How much stuff did you install? Otherwise, try switching out your SATA cable, use a different SATA port, and then RMA if it persists.
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Just keep in mind that if you RMA, you will get a recertified drive back. It will still carry the same warranty as the original, but it wont be NIB.
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