Elitebook 8750w added optical hard drive, now lots of system lag

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    c. edgar cope Newbie

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    Hello. I have been upgrading my Elitebook.
    Cpu to an I7 3720qm,
    Graphics to the firepro4000.
    So I bought a FireCuda 1TB hybrid drive to make my main drive.
    Then bought an optical drive caddy for the HGST HGST Travelstar 7K1000 that I had been using.
    Now It lags all the time. The screen just freezes for seconds at a time whether on a web page in explorer, or gaming.
    Anyone have any idea whats wrong or why it is doing this?
    Thanks.

    curent system.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/4023623
     
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    namaiki Sydney, Australia Super Moderator

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    Does it still have lag with the FireCuda drive but not with the optical drive caddy hard drive installed?
     
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    c. edgar cope Newbie

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    Yes. it does. I actually used an image of my system on the drive and was about to wipe it do new partitions and install windows fresh rather than use an image.
     
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    namaiki Sydney, Australia Super Moderator

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    Darn. I guess you'll have to try that first. Maybe the FireCuda drive is suspect... or just struggling.

    You could still try some HDD tests like CrystalDiskMark, ATTO, CrystalDiskInfo.

    By the way, if the drive doesn't work out, consider getting an SSD drive for boot. They are pretty awesome.
     
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