I'm running two 1 TB Western Digital drives, and in Windows 7, the secondary one is slow to access. Windows Explorer shows a green progress bar at the top while it loads. Here's the weird part. It's VERY fast for any subdirectories. If I enter a large subdirectory, I can go into all the directories inside it very quickly, and files load quickly. But, if I navigate backwards to the root (I have it mounted as M:), there's a delay before it shows up again. I have Windows set to index the entire partition. There's currently about 200 GB used on the drive. Under the power settings, the hard disks are set to not turn off.
Any suggestions of what I can try?
Turning off indexing didn't seem to affect access speed.
I have defragged the drive, but it had very little fragmentation to begin with and didn't seem to affect anything.
I'm in the process of running the error-checking scan including scanning for bad sectors.
No errors found on the drive and the behavior is still occurring.
I did a full format on the drive after backing up my data. I just restored my data back to the drive, and this problem still exists. Any more suggestions?