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Secondary HDD Problems

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by PaulM, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. PaulM


    Joined: 18 Feb 2008

    Posts: 474

    Hi All,

    I've had a Samsung 500GB HD502IJ in an external enclosure for a few years and it has been working great, today I purchased a bigger drive for the enclosure so I decided to put the Samsung 500GB into my main computer as a secondary internal drive... and then the problems begin :p.

    It accesses the drive really slow, chkdsk doesn't seem to work it just hangs at 0% for ages. The Samsung HDD tool (boot disk) says the drive is fine, and if I put it back into the external enclosure it works fine again.

    Also when it's connected internally event viewer shows "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort1." anyone got any ideas of what can be wrong? Is the drive dying?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Edit: chkdsk runs fine too with no errors when it's in the external enclosure :confused:

    Edit again: I tried a different cable (I'd already tried 3 other ones) and now it seems to work, maybe I had a bad batch of 3 SATA cables
    Last edited: 13 Apr 2010