Windows explorer slow sort
I've got a Windows 7 SP1 Dell Optiplex 9010 w/ 2 drives configured in raid 0, 16GB memory. I'm got one issue that is really bugging me... In the last month or so i've noticed extremely slow sorting times (over 30 seconds !!!) in windows eplorer when i click on the date/time column of explorer. This is in a directory with only 623 items. I don't use windows indexing, never have. this is something that has always been nearly instantaneous. After taking 30 seconds the first time, the sorting on any column speeds up to regular speeds. If i come back to the dialog the next day (without closing the window, just minimizing it), the situation repeats itself.
This is on the local drives, not network.
This was never an issue w/ XP, and i don't remember it being an issue when i first got this machine.
Wondering if anyone has any clues...