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Deleting / Discovering Items Is Very Slow


I have just built a new computer with windows 7 ultimate, and i am having a problem similar to those described in article id: 976972, but i do not have an nvidia usb ehci chipset, i have an intel x58 chipset (asus p6x58d premium motherboard) with one 160gb intel sdd drive, and 2 6gb/s 600gb wd velociraptor drives. All drives are currently on the 3gb/s sata connectors to avoid issues with the marvell sata controller. (Note: the problem also occurs if the velociraptor drives are on the 6gb/s controllers).

If i copy large media files (wmv or tif) from one velociraptor to the next, the files might copy quickly, but when i go to delete them, i get the message that files are being discovered, and that message can last for 30 to 60 seconds. The file delete process can become very, very long. Clearly others are having the same problem. Turning off file indexing had no effect. Nother note: i have acronis true image home installed, which may be causing some issues. Is there a solution to this problem?


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