A few months ago I bought a WD40EFRX-68WT0N0 (4tb Red drive) to use for a media server for my DVDs. I ran the diagnostic tests, formatted the drive, etc on it before I loaded it up to make sure the drive wasn’t bad. All went well and the drive is still in perfect health, but I’ve been having an issue where while I’m watching a movie, every so often the movie will stall like the drive simply stopped spinning and I need to wait for it to spin back up before it will continue playing the movie. Even then I have to manually move the timeline on the player to get video working again where it stalled out.
I’ve been told the issue might be that it’s going into a sleep mode but it shouldn’t be doing that while a video is playing. Was suggested that I turn off idling in windows but I don’t want all 6 of my HDDs constantly spinning when not in use. Any idea what could be going on and how I can fix it?
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
12.0GB Triple-Channel DDR3
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Movies attempted to play in both Media Player Classic and VLC with same results