For some reason my harddisk (Quantum Atlas3 on a asus P2B-LS (Adaptec aic7890)) seems to be unable to write/read data for more than once a second. The OS I use is Win2k. Anyone any ideas what may be causing this?
For example when playing moviefiles like .avi with a high bitrate, the disk "rattles" for about once a second. When the disk rattles, the movie playes normal, but when it isn't rattling (which it isn't for about 60% of the second)
the movie freezes but the sound plays.
DId you try a Sandra benchmark on the disk? I tried it on my Maxtor 7200 rpm 30Gb which I suspected was slow. Lo and behold Sandra tests showed it had a seek time of 30ms instead of 9.5! Called Maxtor and they are shipping me another drive.