Audio Playback Drops

Hello All,

I am having an issue with my PC.

When I playback audio, it will play the first set of loop files and will drop on the next set of loops. It is not until I stop playback and engage it again and it will play the next set of loops. Once that set is done playing back, it will drop on the next set of loops. In the past, I had a hard drive go bad on me, that when playing back it was crackly. I swapped that drive with a new one. I am guessing that this could be another bad drive or could it be the RAM? I’m not sure where to start looking. I would love to hear your 2 cents. Thank you in advance.