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Finder freeze after install dual hardrive

I have a SanDisk x300 SSD 128 GB as the prime SATA drive and a 1 TB HDD mounted in the optical drives location.

I notice when ever I launch files or anything from the finder in the optical drive HD, my finder freeze or it take long time to load files.

I did some research saying might be the firmware of my SSD but what ever I load from SSD works great.

I suspect that the optical port ATA cant support up to 1tb?

I'm using MACOSX Lion with 6gb ram.

Hope some one can help me to tweak this! thanks!

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From what you are describing your HD is in trouble not your SSD.

So lets step back a monument and review the SATA ports in this system: The primary HD SATA port (1.5 Gb/s) has crash guard technology built-in to protect the HD from damage Mac notebooks: Hard drives and noise when the system gets a bang. The secondary PATA optical drive port (133 Mb/s) does not have this service.

At this point your drive may only need to be reformatted but you'll need to try to save your data if you can first.

I think you'll need to rethink your storage. I would leave the SSD in the system and then use a FireWire connected external drive. Or go with a SSHD hybrid drive like Seagate's. In both of these configs the optical drive port is not used with either a HD or SSD. Lastly, locate a HD drive with crash guard technology built-in. I suspect the your current drive doesn't have it.

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