I have 250gb caviar SE drive from about 5 years ago. Last week, I turned on my computer and it wouldn’t boot. Any attempt to reinstall windows XP was met with a “bad pool caller” bsod. I bought a small SSD and installed windows on it, thinking I could use the older drive for storage.
My explorer kept hanging and crashing whenever it access files or tried to transfer files to/from the older drive. I noticed that if I copied small files and kept the total size under about 30 mb, it would transfer quickly. But if I tried copying a bunch of files, or even just one file over 30mb, it would take forever. I spent a few days trying to find a solution, but was unable.
So I went out and bought a caviar blue, and now I have the SSD, Caviar Blue and Caviar SE all hooked up. The old drive is still slow, but it works. I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to use it or fix it. Thanks.