Windows 10: Windows 10 reason for reading HDD when installed in SSD

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 64bit
       23 Nov 2017 #1

    Windows 10 reason for reading HDD when installed in SSD

    Hi everyone,

    I have Windows 10 installed on an SSD drive, everything is installed on the SSD except my games libraries wich are on a HDD.

    It has the fall update installed (and all updates available also installed).

    For some reason windows is constantly reading the HDD and slows everything down (specially in games), i know it's the HDD because i hear it lound & clear, not based on the HDD LED that will blink also with SDD access.

    This instalation is the same i had on the last 3 motherboard/cpu combos i had, it was running originaly on a kingston SATA 120Gb SSD, and is now on a Samsung Evo 960 M2 MVNE 250GB SSD (i cloned the content from the kingston to the samsung).

    I think the problem started when i switched the SSDs, and i had the problem on my previous motherboard/CPU.

    The System is in dual-boot with Kodi LibreELEC, the boot partition and both systems are on the SSD, as i said, only the games libraries are on the HDD.

    When i run Kodi LibreElec the HDD is never accessed.

    I tried disabling the page file on the HDD, but it is still being constantly used, i tried troubleshooting what is accessing the HDD and all i saw are windows processes, i just don't know why, do you guys have any clues where to look.

    If any further information/detail is needed just say so and i will fill in the details.

    Many thanks in advance!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    23 Nov 2017 #2

    Welcome to the forum. It could be indexing files, or defragging use task manager see whats doing it
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       23 Nov 2017 #3


    In my experience Indexing normally doesn't slow everything down, task manager says the processes are all windows related, i just dont't know why.
    I'll take a note of what processes are accessing , and post them here.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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