12-24-2007 10:23 PM - last edited on 03-25-2008 07:44 AM by AlanM
I have a Precision 670 Dell computer that is running Windows XP 64.
The Dell has a Seagate ST3146854LW 136GB SCSI drive in it.
The system has been running fine although I am running out of disk space
and will also be moving over to Windows Vista x64 Ultimate shortly. I purchased a new ST3300655LW 300GB SCSI hard drive and added it to my system.
The 136GB original drive is SCSI ID 0 and the new 300GB drive is SCSI ID 1.
The new drive is the exact same line of drive as my original one, it's just
a larger version so there should not be any compatability issues. My system boots up fine and Disk Management sees the new drive.
I created a single partition the same size as the original drive that came with my
computer (136GB). I've also tried other size partitions with same results. The partition formats fine from within Disk Management. Formated NTFS, Default
Allocation Unit size. Not using quick format and not using compression. Once the drive is formatted I am able to copy files to it but only a few ones.
Any attempt to copy lots of files (20+) results in the drive hanging and locking
up the computer. Sometimes the files will copy (usually not) but are either
corrupted but mostly the copy requestor hangs part way through copying the files. No problems seem to be occuring with the old drive. Suggestions?
12-24-2007 10:27 PM
03-20-2008 09:12 AM
08-16-2008 11:32 PM
01-08-2009 07:30 AM
Also double check your cable and termination. I am a scsi users for the last 15+ years and I
found (the hard way) that it's better to go with a $50 cables from Adaptec than to go with a $5 cable from some other generic names.
01-08-2009 04:04 PM
Lets verify that AUS on both drives to insure they are the same. This sounds like a NTFS MFT having to fight a conversion on copy.
Yep my first guess is the cluster size...