i just made the move to windows 7 64bit. and got everything installed and running.. when i reinstalled i moved all my files over to a 250gb ide hardrive. so i could reformat my 500gb sata (main drive) for awhile the 250gb was working ok.. than suddenly my computer started freezing. and whenever i tryed to copy a large file from the 250gb ide drive it would make a "click" noise than pause for about 37seconds than would start copying at about 7mb a sec.. than work its way up to about 8.2mb a sec than click again.. that would repeat itself untill the file was completed..
so i was thinking only small files wernt stressing the drive enough to mess up... and small files were about the only ones that would copy without going through that nasty clicking buesness..
i guessed the drive was dieing and i should try and recover anything i need to while i can..
so i started copying things off of it.. (taking a hell of a long time)
than decided i would try something... i wanted to feel it and see if it was getting hot. also wanted to remove it from my other drives so i could hear exactially where the sound was comming from. (hopefully it not being my other drives)
so i removed the drive and it is sitting outside my case still plugged in..
and now it is working just fine.. no clicks,, no pauses.. its copying at a full 45-60mb a sec..
now i am guessing something else was the cause of my troubbles..
my other drives are sata.. this is the only ide drive in my system..
is it possible the ide cable is bad, or was in a odd position, i do know however the cable was tucked away under some others, and resting on the far side of the case itself.. anybody else ever have anything strange like this happen to them?
i plan on replacing the ide cable.. backing everything up on it while i can..
than trying some testing on the drive.. anybody have any reccomended programs or tips for me??