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Portable Hard Drive not accessing data smoothly

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#1 Toki Wartooth

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:06 PM

I have a Toshiba 320 GB portable hard drive (HDDR320E03X). I use it as my music storage drive. I have Winamp play the songs directly off it. Now when I playback music it stutters like the drive can't be accessed for a second or two. I played back a 6 minute FLAC song and took a screenshot of the drive being accessed by Winamp under HD Tune Pro. It seems it loses access at a fairly consistent interval. I've tried plugging it into other USB ports and it doesn't seem to help. I'm afraid it's starting to crap out but am confused as to why now. Any ideas on what's going on?

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 12 December 2010 - 01:03 AM

You can check the hard drive for errors by using the windows error checking. My Seagate hard drive sometimes does that when i access it because it is like on low power or standby and it requires to start up. Or do you hear the hard drive make noise which it sounds like it had just started up?

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