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Apr 4, 2013 #12 misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,184 +203 LukeDJ, did you install any backup software which may automatically run whenever a supported hardware is plugged in? Apr 5, 2013 #25 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Similar Topics DVD drives causing computer However, my 1TB internal hard drive was full to bursting (about 1-2 GB left, and I download HD movies!) So, I bought an external hard drive (SeaGate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk, 2TB) solved Windows 10 - Lock computer - One HDD slows down Can't find your answer ? http://magicnewspaper.com/external-hard/computer-slows-when-connected-to-external-hd.html

Additional Information: I use the drive both as a backup for windows and for transporting large files (movies, music, photos etc) between PC's. Can't see if you have tried this one yet? After unplugging and trying to use the other applications, I face very sluggish performance so that rebooting becomes a better-fast choice. Anyway, thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this and help out, it's much appreciated.

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Why doesn't the world end in "Turn Left?" How to stabilize the overall appearance of a Manipulate widget? Is there some tool I can get, or something I can do in the BIOS? If i shutdown with it connected, it never shuts down. It runs very fast, having 8GB of memory and a quad-core processor.

Is there another function of Microsoft SE that would scan the drive anyway? Even whilst completely empty, I get the massive lag spike I re-did my backup (windows backup) and still no change. Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

External Hard Drive Slowing Down Anyways thanks for all the help guys Apr 4, 2013 #11 Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 853 +201 Well, if it is failing tests, then it is probably dying.

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Apr 4, 2013 #16 LukeDJ TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 350 +112 Darth Shiv said: ↑ Can't see if you have tried this one yet?Click to expand... External Hard Drive Slow And Unresponsive Please include your IP address in your email. 403. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5486948 You can do this from the terminal by keying touch "/Volumes/Your Volume Name/.metadata_never_index" Or by simply creating a blank file and renaming it that. In Disk Management I can get it to show up in the BOTTOM pane, not the top pane, and all I can do is click on properties, which doesn't help much.

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Browse other questions tagged macos usb performance external-disk or ask your own question. Lecturer with anxiety. Wd External Hard Drive Slows Down Computer Any suggestions? External Hard Drive Slows Down Mac Apr 5, 2013 #18 LukeDJ TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 350 +112 misor said: ↑ With those info, I'm at a lost here.

Access time was also reported to be similar, ~13.3ms for the old and ~14.1ms for the new drive. At first it would not recognize the drive, but when I unplugged the drive it would then register, just like it does with everything else. Back to top #3 bludgard bludgard Members 892 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:No Clue Whatsoever, Western Hemishere Local time:06:38 AM Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:01 AM Boot to BIOS w/drive If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Seagate External Hard Drive Slows Down Computer

you can disable this startup item and choose to launch the backup software manually. Since I previously only had one HD which had the OS on it, it was never inactive thus I never experienced the slow downs. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=20775 With such a recent chip, it's not uncommon for there to be driver issues with this sort of stuff. http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14049 Apparently, you can also create a file called ".metadata_never_index" on your disk and this will do the trick as well.

This makes me think about some -overdone- caching problem, but don't know what causes it and how to turn it off (Tuxero's caching is already disabled in the preferences, although I External Hard Drive Slow To Respond Why would aliens ally with humans against other humans? Discussion topics include SSD, SATA drives, USB drives, external hard drives, RAID arrays, backup, IDE drives, network attached storage (NAS), thumbdrives, Western Digital, Kingston, LaCie, and SanDisk.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators Question

reading-, free memory comes below to 100MB and then increases a bit -I think it starts paging =other applications' memories= to system disk-, then continues to decrease.

Apr 3, 2013 #7 Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,669 +387 Have you tried updating your Intel chipset drivers (and if you have them, 3rd party USB drivers)? Ask ! Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? External Hard Disk Slow Transfer Rate in any way.

How do I improve "beige" text? Have you tried the drive on another pc, preferably a model with your OS and/or reasonably similar performance?Click to expand... I'm stumped Apr 3, 2013 #4 TheHawk TS Enthusiast Posts: 33 +9 Hey LukeDJ. As I said, there is an icon there, and it is named what it is usually named (F), but it looks like an 8 bit version of the icon.

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