Also of note i have just put a full database of freedb cd database to reconise cds. 2008-11-01 FREEDB-WIN database the windows smaller file base version, with same ammount of cds known. I use it as a local database for use with eac and other softwares.
After a few days windows reboots and the drive file hash checking routines started on that same drive. Cancelled it, before timeout and let windows load. For a test after i image the drive so not to lose any data, while playing around. I Shut down windows and powered on again, the same happened again. Next i erased all the freedb files rebooted the pc and windows boots straight in.
I have not seen the drive file hash checking routines come up since, that now a week ago. Drive was then and still is format with 4096 byte blocks as standard. I guess (seemed like) the freedb files are well below 4096 bytes i havent checked, probably they’re nearer 100-200 bytes each. So even with using a defragmented drive, it was to much for the drive and windows.
The files freedb files i have now relocated to an external usb2 drive. If the drive fails as external drives like to do, i lose nothing. As can be replace again very easily from the original archive file.
Its just another test, it is also firewire capable external drive. Usb drives enclosure controller circuits are said to be useless. Am now testing it just to see if they are useless or not for hard drives. Not sure need to look, but do these external controllers have any firmware updates or none.