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    Verifying Hard Drive Issue
    I am trying to verify a hard drive but when I select it and attempt to verify I get an error telling me that the drive cannot be dismounted. The INFO on the drive says that it is not ejectable but I do not know if this is related.

    I have a MAC G5 Quad. I run a music post-production studio on this computer and I have been having a serious *polyphony issue when playing musical samples off of it, but the CPU usage meter says less than a quarter is being used and all my RAM checks out fine. My last hope is that it is a hard drive issue... I have 8 gigs of RAM and a two 500 GIG hard drives.

    * by polyphony I mean how many notes can be played at the same time based on the computers capabilities... problem i.e when I play a piano sample on my computer, notes begin to cut out and are silenced because the computer cannot handle the load. I have never had an issue ... happened suddenly in the last week.

    Is it possible that my RAM is actually bad when the computer says its ok?

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    Name : WDC WD5000ABYS-01TNA0
    Type : Disk

    Disk Identifier : disk0
    Media Name : WDC WD5000ABYS-01TNA0 Media
    Media Type : Generic
    Connection Bus : Serial ATA
    Connection Type : Internal
    Connection ID : Device 0, "B (lower)"
    Partition Type : Apple_partition_scheme
    Device Tree : sata/k2-sata@1/@0:0
    Bay : "B (lower)"
    Writable : Yes
    Ejectable : No
    Mac OS 9 Drivers Installed : No
    Location : Internal
    Total Capacity : 465.8 GB (500,107,862,016 Bytes)
    S.M.A.R.T. Status : Verified
    Disk Number : 0
    Partition Number : 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdgstudios View Post
    Name : WDC WD5000ABYS-01TNA0
    Type : Disk

    Disk Identifier : disk0
    Media Name : WDC WD5000ABYS-01TNA0 Media
    Media Type : Generic
    Connection Bus : Serial ATA
    Connection Type : Internal
    Connection ID : Device 0, "B (lower)"
    Partition Type : Apple_partition_scheme
    Device Tree : sata/k2-sata@1/@0:0
    Bay : "B (lower)"
    Writable : Yes
    Ejectable : No
    Mac OS 9 Drivers Installed : No
    Location : Internal
    Total Capacity : 465.8 GB (500,107,862,016 Bytes)
    S.M.A.R.T. Status : Verified
    Disk Number : 0
    Partition Number : 0
    Do a backup and zero out the drive and re-copy everything back to it. If the problem persist then it can be the drive.

    If the drive turns out to be bad and you have no warranty for it I happen to have an identical drive currently on sale in eBay.
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