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So I have an ancient hard drive that is working perfectly fine and has a nice little noise to it when I access it. I store all of my music on here, and I've noticed that some songs will drop in BPM (Beats per minute) by about 30 or something insane.

Can old hard drives do something like this?
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It might be that accessing the Data on the ancient hard drive is slow and it cant keep up with the bitrate of the song.
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It might be that accessing the Data on the ancient hard drive is slow and it cant keep up with the bitrate of the song.
I transferred the songs, and they're still like that
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post #4 of 16
Well looks like the disk is faulty i would remove it and not use it.
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post #5 of 16
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So was that a "Yes it is possible"?
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Quote:
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So was that a "Yes it is possible"?
I vote for "Plausible".
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I'm not 100% sure how digital music is stored in the file itself, but if the music is only being played at a slower BPM and not distorted otherwise, I find it hard to believe corruption could be the culprit.

What you're saying is that the old drive had music on it, now it plays slow even from a new drive?

I'd check your sample rate settings in windows.
    
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I'm not 100% sure how digital music is stored in the file itself, but if the music is only being played at a slower BPM and not distorted otherwise, I find it hard to believe corruption could be the culprit.

What you're saying is that the old drive had music on it, now it plays slow even from a new drive?

I'd check your sample rate settings in windows.
This would happen in Ubuntu also, I thought it was an OS issue too.
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post #9 of 16
Corruption? Yeah, definately possible. Or they were bad in the first place.
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post #10 of 16
well yeah, it is possible but confusing as to how it works.
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