Have a 2nd hard drive that became unstable in I/O. Strange, but after digging deep the only answer that can find for the issues is the drive itself. Intermittent read errors, drive reads and then hangs, so we'll get rid of it once we get all the data off.
Given this drive was formatted and partitioned in this windows 8 machine. Is there some indexing or other master records that may be turned off to improve the stability of the drive while we copy the data off of it?
When connected, the drive hangs the machine and causes windows explorer and other things to make the machine unstable and have to cold boot to get the machine functioning again. Bad for the OS. Any ideas to help this thing limp a while until we get the data off of it?