Hard drive slow

  thewasp 22:10 24 Jun 06
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My Maxtor 120gb hd, being used as a slave for games etc has become very sluggish when loading.

I have performed the seagate drive test, but before it completes this it clicks and comes up with "Self-test routine was interrupted by the host with a reset".

Is it time for another drive?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:13 24 Jun 06

Test with maxtors own tools Maxblast4 click here

  Totally-braindead 22:31 24 Jun 06

As Fruit Bat /\0/\ has said try Maxtors own software, theres very little point trying other makes software as it usually designed for their own drive. I keep backups of Maxblast for Maxtor, Seatools for Seagate and another couple of tools for other makes. I'm really not surprised that the Seagate tools doesn't work.

  thewasp 23:33 24 Jun 06

Thanks, maxblast has confirmed the drive is on the way out.

My mb (Asrock K7VT4a pro) has SATA facility, would a faster 300mb/s drive be OK?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:42 24 Jun 06

Yes

  thewasp 09:45 25 Jun 06

Thanks

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