and download diagnostic utilities.
Hello, my secondary hard drive has recently begun to read/write very slowly, from about 50mb/s down to 3mb/s read rates. Thinking a defrag couldn't hurt, I went ahead and did that.. it took over 15 hours to complete. Everything was working fine until a couple weeks ago, I haven't made any changes. Could it be that some configuration variable became corrupted? Or is it more likely time to buy a new drive? Thanks for any advice..
The drive in question is a Seagate 160GB ATA
My main drive is a WD 40GB ATA
Other system specs:
Windows XP Pro SP2
AMD Athlon 64 3500+