Possible that HDD is going?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by nydennis, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. nydennis macrumors regular

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    Bought my 2011 Mini in Nov 2011. Moved Stock 500gb HDD to secondary and installed SSD as main.

    on the Stock HDD, the last few days at random times if I am watching a video (any video) with MplayerX or VLC the video will freeze every few seconds. Once it starts it doesn't stop. When I reboot or bring computer out of sleep mode it will work fine for 10-15 minutes before the problem starts happening again.

    Had a similar problem when I was downloading a video to the same drive and playing a video. If I stopped the video from downloading the playing video would not freeze.

    Any thoughts on if it could be the HDD having problems or potential problems? I ran verify, and Disk Warrior and found nothing wrong.
     
  2. JAT macrumors 603

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    Check Activity Monitor. You probably have some background app running and stealing cycles.
     
  3. Lancer macrumors 68020

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    +1

    But as always backup just in case, with cheap 2Tb HDDs around it's much better to spend a few dollars on a backup than trying to recover lost files.
     
  4. nydennis, Aug 10, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012

    nydennis thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll check it out to see what is happening.

    that could affect one HDD and not the other as the main HDD doesn't have this problem
     

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