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Hi disc usage - video skipping RRS feed

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  • Hi all

    I have a Dell PowerEdge SC1430 server running WHS v1, all the latest patches applied. I'm having an issue with hard drive usage.

    I also have a media centre PC connected to the TV, and occasionally video would skip. I've tracked this down to be the harddrives on the server being used so much, that the video streaming is skipping.

    Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a way to see what's using the harddrives like this?

    Thanks

    Monday, March 21, 2011 10:31 AM

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  • Hello Alex,

    Have you tried defragging the hard drive?  What other applicaitons are running on the server?  You may want to limit what applicaitons run or look for updates a specific application is very IO intensive.

    Finally, is your HTPC wired or wireless.  I found for good streaming within the house I needed to hard wire my PS3 rather than wireless and the performance and quality has been greatly improved.

    Good luck,

    Brad

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:34 PM