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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 79007 11-Mar-2011 18:46
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I have a external Hdd in a nextar 3 case that takes 5-15 sec to spin up when accessed.

It had a samsung 32bit cache 1tb drive in it and is connected to my Mac via USB. Formatted in Mac format.

I used to have it on my pc formated in ntfs via eSata and had the same problem

The main problem is that it freezes the whole computer while it waits to spin up.

Does this sound like a fault with the external case ( it is about 5 years old) or with the Hdd ( under 1 year old )

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  Reply # 447664 11-Mar-2011 19:27
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I used to have a similar problem with a Samsung 1.5TB external drive (in its original Samsung enclosure).

Every now and then it would freeze completely and the only way to continue using my computer was to turn off the power to the drive.

The problems only occurred under Vista. Have the same drive connected to (and shared via) a Windows XP computer and it works fine (although still takes a while to spin up).

Never had any problems with a different hard drive though. Might be due to some kind of power saving feature in the drive or enclosure that turns the drive off.

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