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My HTPC has 3 Hard Drives. One for the OS , Another for movies, and the last for Live TV Recordings. The storage drives are the newer Western Digital Green 1TB drives. Anyways whenever I play my recorded TV shows fro the Live TV Recording drive they skip. The drive is heavily fragmented (4-5 3GB files)....could this be the issue?

Also, when I transferred a 3GB TV show from the Live TV Recording drive to my OS drive the transfer rate was 2mb....


help?
Edited by shizdan - 1/18/11 at 7:36pm
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Get the program hard disk sentinel and post screenshots of the summary tab and health tabs for every drive in that computer, and then defrag them.

Next, try writing data to the drive to see if things have sped up or not. If they have, that was your problem. If not then there is worse things afoot within the drive.
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