Choppy audio and video from one hard drive only

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Sam, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Sam

    Sam Guest


    I have choppy audio and to lesser extent video from one SATA internal
    physical hard disc. If I copy the source clip to another physical hard disc
    it plays fine.It seems to only happen with larger more complex avi files-
    and simpler smaller files like wmv play ok.I tried reinstalling display
    adapter drivers to no avail.

    Is this a failure of the particular hard disc ( it works fine for text docs
    and pics etc) or is there other possibilities?


    Sam, Feb 8, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  2. Sam

    Ginchy Guest

    Did you load the correct and current driver for the sata

    Have you defragged it recently?

    TRy the drive manufacturers website for a diagnostic tool for your model.
    Ginchy, Feb 9, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  3. Sam

    Sam Guest

    Yes, and 2 other SATA drives work fine
    Defragged (it needed it) but alas no improvement

    Chkdisk ok and drive was recently "cleared" by technician investigating
    another problem......but something has to be wrong with the hard

    Sam, Feb 9, 2005
  4. Sam

    marks542004 Guest

    No, the disk may be ok.

    You need to look at what other drives are connected to the same
    controller and see what activity they have when playing the video.

    The fact that small clips play ok suggests that the total disk access
    is getting slowed down to the point you overrun the buffers.

    Generally running video from the drive that is on the other controller
    from the operating system and swap file is the best.

    For DVD or cd burners you might need to keep them on the other
    controller. It is also worth considering adding a driver card to run
    the extra disks and burners.
    marks542004, Feb 9, 2005
  5. Sam

    Sam Guest

    Mobo is AsusP4C800 Deluxe which has onboard support for 4 SATA Drives so
    shouldnt be a bus issue as in sharing a bus like parallelATA/IDE.Not sure if
    the "contoller" itself can be overloaded or something but the other SATA
    disks play video fine suggesting its not a problem originating outside this
    one hard disk??Also video plays ok from the ParallelATA/IDE fixed disks as
    well as from USB connected external disks.

    But what point(s)?
    But this applies to Parallel/IDE not SATA ??
    yes my optical drives are on the separate IDE channels and controller

    Sam, Feb 9, 2005
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.