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Originally Posted by TwoCables;13000144 
Then she does not need a solid state drive. She'd even be happy with a Western Digital Caviar Green or Blue. rolleyes.gif

Just replace it with another hard drive and then see how that goes. If the problem persists, then you know you have to either replace the cable, or replace the motherboard.



The death of the other hard drive probably did some serious damage to the one she's still using.

It's not necessary to understand how it was damaged or how anything works: the other one "blew up" while both of these drives were in RAID 0 right? Well, so then the one you're still using was probably seriously damaged. After all, let's consider its current behavior!

So just run out to the store and get any Western Digital hard drive and try it out (throw this bad one in the trash!). If it doesn't fix the problem, then you know that you either have a bad cable, or perhaps a bad motherboard.

Getting a solid state drive right now would be a big waste of money. redface.gif


shes like level 130 something in farmville the amount of chickens she has lags even my desktop

but yeah i will see if i can find an old HHD

i will try a new cable as sell, for some reason the PC came with really nice Red Lian Li SATA Cables smile.gif

Thanks for all your help guys

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Right now, it unfortunately doesn't matter where she's at in Farmville. The current hard drive could "blow up" at any time now.

So I say just replace it with a brand new one from the local store, and then the problem should be solved. However, if that doesn't solve it, then it's either the cable or the motherboard.

I would buy the lowest-priced Western Digital hard drive you can find. She'll be happy with anything right about now.
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive;13000203 
shes like level 130 something in farmville the amount of chickens she has lags even my desktop

lul xD, make her a program to auto click and harvest like a boss.

Try disabling all the windows crap, write cache..

and a smart defrag to sort out the messy windows install.

EHH> After reading everything above sounds like the drives failing.. is it clicking like mad?

Scan.co.uk have some good value drives in with high caches,

or try one of these hybrids
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Sounds to me more like there is a virus on it.
playing farmville definitely wont help there.....
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158;13002321 
Sounds to me more like there is a virus on it.
playing farmville definitely wont help there.....
Yeah, but it's been happening ever since the other hard drive "blew up" while both were in a RAID 0 configuration.
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then yeah you should check S.M.A.R.T. with crystaldiskinfo, and replace the drive.
SSD is not needed, any new HDD will operate fast enough for everyday tasks....
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SSD will make a fast computer feel faster but not make a slow computer fast. a good HDD with high transfer speeds like WD Black, Samsung F3, Seagate 7200.12 should help a lot.
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