I own a M/N: WD750WAAEX-00Y9A0 750gb Black Drive. I’ve been experiencing weird freeze ups that are caused by this drive. I have Windows 8 installed, and the Task Manager shows the hard drive peg at 100% “Active Time” and the performance monitor also pegs disk que length at 100 as well.
Last night I decided to try and backup some of my data. Transfer rates over gb network to a NAS was bouncing between 50 kb - 1.5 mb /s transfer. It took almost 2 hours to backup 4gb of data.
After that, I powered down the system to try the 6gb sata 3 port as I was plugged into a regular sata 2 controller. Powered the system back on and all seems much better.
Fast forward to this morning, it seems to have random freezes again but not as extreme as before. I just did a 2gb transfer to my storage space and got a transfer rate of 110mb/s constant which is very good imo.
Does anyone have any advice for things I should try? I was considering replacing sata cables… Recently (this week) I changed cases and have now added 2 more hard drives to my computer which have been added to my Win8 storage space. But during the case switch, I chose the nicest/newest cables for the main hard drive. The sata cables do run extremely close a many power cables, can interferance cause problems? Didn’t think there would be considering its all DC power.