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Old 28-12-13, 12:06 PM
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WD Green Backup HDD - FPS freeze?

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I received a WD Green 1TB for Christmas so I could replace my Samsung 750GB Backup HDD with since it was so noisy and I required something a lot quieter.
Anyway! I've now started having random FPS lockups that last a couple of seconds, they're inconsistent but happen quite often.
I've tried doing fresh graphics driver installs, checking windows power options, SSD health etc, but still getting this problem.
So my final conclusion is that it's the WD Green HDD, but I'm confused as to why it would be that since it's a 3rd drive which is only setup to be used for windows backup once a week.
My OS and games are installed on my 256GB Crucial M4, and everything else is stored on my 2TB Samsung SP F4 EcoGreen.

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Old 28-12-13, 01:00 PM
Alureon Alureon is offline
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Hmm...I can't think of any reason the drive would cause that. Try unplugging the WD Green and reproducing the problem.
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Old 28-12-13, 09:34 PM
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Okay so after testing with a few games, BF4, Bastion, WoW and DayZ SA, I've not noticed the fps freezes I was having before.
Seems like it is the HDD causing it, but I still don't understand why...

Literally the only reason that it should be accessed is for windows backup every Tuesday morning at like 4am. My previous backup drive didn't cause any issues other than humming like there's no tomorrow, and my 2TB Storage drive doesn't cause any issues either, and that's a 5200 RPM EcoGreen drive. Why's the WD Green drive a problem

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Old 28-12-13, 11:39 PM
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It might be running its own backup software in the background, which can be quite intensive. That would definitely cause fps drops. Try and close down as much as possible in task manager, and try again.
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Old 29-12-13, 10:14 AM
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It might be running its own backup software in the background, which can be quite intensive. That would definitely cause fps drops. Try and close down as much as possible in task manager, and try again.
It's not, and there's nothing out of the ordinary running.
I may just remove the drive and have it connected externally via eSATA for when I need to make a backup of my SSD. Slight annoyance but that's the price of going green :|
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Old 29-12-13, 02:05 PM
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Think I've found the problem...



All I did was untick the box at the top, and made sure the two HDDs were set to 'none' - even though when the box at the top was ticked they both said 'none' anyway. Guessing windows kept checking it for a pagefile or something like that.

Seems fine now, had WoW running whilst playing Battlefield 4 multiplayer earlier and didn't have any performance issues

Hopefully anyone else having similar issues will come across this thread via google
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Old 29-12-13, 02:06 PM
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Nice work dude thanks for posting back
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