I have an older computer I'm planning on using as a HTPC. I reused an old 120gig IDE hard drive and a 500gig sata hard drive which I'm using to store video and other ****. Right now im still working on gettign everything ready but when the HDDs are on sometimes I will hear a one of the drives spining up while the screen freezes up simultaneously for about 30 seconds. This didnt happen before I reformated the IDE drive. When the screen freezes up i can feel both drives vibrating (noticeably) . Could one of the drives be about to fail? and if it is how can i tell before it does. I dont mind if the IDE fails but if the sata drive fails I have no way to back up my dvd rips since all of my other drives are full.
Both the drives are from Seagate
IDE drive is a couple of years old and was recently reformatted this also the same drive im booting Vista from.
Sata drive is less than a year old.
Could it be vista since ive heard people say that vista will turn the second drive off and on while its not in use.