My external HDD is freezing lately during gameplay.

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  1. Yoyoenix91
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    I've never had problems for the last few months on my SeaGate 1B External HDD, but now games are starting to freeze at random times.

    Skyward Sword froze when I tried to enter a new room in the final dungeon, and Mario Party 9 froze randomly during gameplay.

    Sometimes it doesn't detect my drive the first time either on USB Loader GX, and I have to replug it in.

    Is there anything I can do to fix this? It's not that old of a drive...
     
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    These are signs your drive is dieing make sure you have everything backed up just incase it goes.
     
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    400-600 GB of games... damn. Is that the only reason? ._.;
     
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    Well i mean im not 100% how could i be but usually things like that start to happen when its time. Does it make any funny noises? can you reproduce the freeze in skyward sword if you wanted to like if it freezes at that same spot again then it might not be your drive it could be your cio's you know what i mean.
     
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    Nah, it's random... sometimes games don't boot up though, and I have to retry...
     
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    As it turns out, my external HDD was set to conserve power and spin at a slower speed after 3 minutes.. might that have been the problem? I switched the setting to Never.
     

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