Ok..here's the deal. I have a 300 GB 7200 rpm drive from WD. This is the replacement drive they sent me when I sent back my 250 that was fubared.
The problem is...now that it doesn't erase itself all the time, the drive transfer rates are VERY slow. How do I know this you say?
1. a 300MB file is taking 5-7 minutes to transfer from one partition (On the same drive) to another. (On my 300GB)
2. A 400MB folder full of stuff is taking >200 minutes to transfer from on partition (On the same drive) to another. (On the 80 gig)
2. When I download patches for City of Heroes, it tells me how fast the HDD is working to patch the files. And, it's telling me that at the beginning, it is working at .5MB/sec. Then, nearer the end, it is going at around 5-6 MB/sec.
Another thing that is going on is the CPU load is jumping around like crazy. I can be doing nothing and it will go from 0% useage to 11%-15% to 2%, etc.
I've checked for spyware with Adaware and Spybot...nothing except the regular tracking cookies. I reformatted and reinstalled just two months ago. I have the VIA IDE drivers installed. All my drivers are current.
Help me! Slow computer make Grainger go something, something.
WD 3000jb (300GB)
WD 800jb (80GB)
ATI 9800 Pro
420W Antec TruPower
Liteon 52x CD-RW (Which windows doesn't detect...anyone know why?)