So, this just recently started up after I just did a recently fresh install of windows 7 (Little over a month now). I got myself a nice 230 GB SSD for my operating system and games which are on separate partitions within the drive. I used my 1TB standard HDD for the storage and what not, but my issue is that when im accessing the files within it through windows explorer it starts to get seriously sluggish and eventually starts to no longer respond, then after waiting for like 5 minutes everything comes back to life. This is also affecting everything else I'm doing (Skype, Chrome, Steam etc.) it all just seizes up. I have my pictures, music and everything else that isn't related to my games within that HDD so from what I have tried nothing is seeming to work. It even does this to windows media player. Current system specs are; Operating system: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Service Pack 1) RAM: 8 GB Processor: AMD 955 Black Edition 3.2 gHz x4 Motherboard: asus m4a89gtd pro GPU: ATI 5830 HD SSD: Corsair Force GS ATA HDD: Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 What I have already tried on the drive (Hitachi Drive): 1. Error Checking 2. Defrag 3. Read/Write Specifications in the Bios (Currently at Multi-Word DMA Mode 2) 4. Partitions are healthy 5. Checked for outdated drivers (All good there) 6. Made sure my power management wasn't shutting it off and it was so I fixed that already 7. Switched it over to a higher SATA port on the mother board So uhhh im kinda at a loss here with this =I If I could please get some help on this its been plaguing me for a while now and its not halting my computer from functioning but its certainly slowing it down when ever I ONLY browse files within there. If you need more information I'd be happy to supply you with it.