sata2 video prob

Amdathlon64 / 3200+
February 16, 2009 at 05:46:53
Specs: Windows XP pro sp2, 2.0GHz. 2G ram
i bought a 500g seagate sata2 hdd the other day and installed it to run my videos. i initialised and formatted the drive and copied the data across no prob. but whenever i run a video off it lags and seems to chew on cpu cos i cant do anything else. The Sata drive running my windows is 160g maxtor sata1. my motherboard is asus a8v-e se. i also have to standard iDE drives plugged in but they are fine... really my only prob is the 500g sata2 i am confused as to why a brand new, better than my others hard drive would play video the worst, if at all sometimes. thank u to anyone who can help most appreciated

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#1
February 16, 2009 at 13:48:12
I am confused also. Have you tried playing the videos on your SATA 160gb drive?

I'm wondering if it's a SATA driver problem.


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#2
February 17, 2009 at 05:27:05
In device manager it says drivers are correctly installed for my 500G. My 160g sata is wonderful,it plays video perfect, not a thing wrong with it.

Since that last post, i did a benchmark with PC wizard, here are the very scary results:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/...

wat do u make of that? should i do a benchmark with Performance Test as well... just to make sure that's accurate results?


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#3
February 17, 2009 at 09:51:16
I'm not famililiar with PC Wizard, but those numbers sure are scary. I suspect that the motherboard's drivers have not been installed and it's running on the stock windows drivers.

Are the numbers for the 160gb SATA drive ok?


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#4
February 17, 2009 at 15:09:34
Go to the Seagate and look up your drive model and download the data sheet.
See if it has a data limiting switch/jumper that needs to be changed.
Another thing to try (it's a bit out there), change the sata cable from the 160gb to the 500gb drive (both ends, so boot order is not changed), they have been known to be faulty from new.

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#5
February 18, 2009 at 06:18:01
Hey guys. I finally sorted it out.

I feel like such a noob but it wasn't actually that silly. It was a driver problem (aegis1 - first off the mark) but the thing is, right, even though i had loaded my motherboard drivers and sata drivers, i had to load the RAID drivers and utility (even though im not running the drives in RAID)i guess it's just so it can distinguish the two drives ? anyways my editing programs are running the video wonderfully now and it is writing at a much better speed. thanks to all of u for your suggestions and help. im so relieved now i can continue my work !! thank (?) for computing.net !!!


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#6
February 18, 2009 at 08:48:56
Good work, deathcells!

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