I recently bought a 1TB caviar black drive from Best Buy to replace an old 250GB primary drive. I first tried using imaging software (Paragon) to copy everything from my old drive to my new one. The imaging went well and the new drive came up without a problem at first but after a few minutes of use everything started lagging horribly. It starts slowly with the mouse being a little laggy and then everything slows and it eventually locks up completely and I have to power it off. After that it wouldn’t boot at all and I was forced to reformat the drive using Paragon.
So when this happened I figured something might be wrong with the backup image I used so I took that out of the question by trying a clean install of Windows on the new drive. (I’m using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit) After Windows installed with no lag or problems that I could see I started to install drivers. As soon as I ran the first driver install it started doing the same thing again until it finally froze and I had to reformat the drive with Paragon again.
After that I tried one more time with a clean install but this time after the install was complete I let the PC just sit for about 24 hours with nothing but Windows on it and hibernation and all turned off. After the 24 hour period the PC seemed to be running fine so I tried installing drivers again and started with a different driver than before and as soon as it started to install the same thing started happening again.
So, I came here for some help. I assume the drive is bad but it’s such an odd problem that I figured I would ask someone else to see if there is something I’m doing wrong or something I’m missing. Any other suggestions? Any help at all would be great! Thanks!