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  1.    3 Weeks Ago #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Not sure what the rpm is on the one you have traditionally most are only 5400rpm.
    Got that one
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    That's one thing people have tried (in the threads I quoted and on the internet). But I feel the real underlying problem has not been identified.
    My guess is that Windows is doing something in the background. What really confuses me is that it doesn't show up in Task Manager. Task manager shows 100% disk usage but non of the processes that show are showing a large amount of disk usage.
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by RingTailCoon View Post
    Got that one
    Hi,
    That rpm hdd is supposed to be used as a data only disk not for an os install
    Often manufactures will use them the 2.5" size for laptops so less heat will occur
    I'd personally look into a smaller 250..gb hdd 7200 western digital black or larger depending on your budget or just out and out switch to a 250gb ssd and use the hdd as it was intended to be used as a data only disk.

    Not to say 10 is not acting up you're just seeing the results of 10 acting up on a 5400rpm 2tb hdd :/
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    My guess is that Windows is doing something in the background. What really confuses me is that it doesn't show up in Task Manager. Task manager shows 100% disk usage but non of the processes that show are showing a large amount of disk usage.
    ...And that scares me the most!
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Hi,
    That rpm hdd is supposed to be used as a data only disk not for an os install
    Often manufactures will use them the 2.5" size for laptops so less heat will occur
    I'd personally look into a smaller 250..gb hdd 7200 western digital black or larger depending on your budget or just out and out switch to a 250gb ssd and use the hdd as it was intended to be used as a data only disk.

    Not to say 10 is not acting up you're just seeing the results of 10 acting up on a 5400rpm 2tb hdd :/
    I have this PC now for a full year and actually it works rather fine No hiccups whatsoever and well, looks like I'll have to get used to this. I just had a small budget (€1000) to make this PC so yeah. Littabitta comprimises.

    And I compiled it not myself, I only chose the PARTS for the PC. The man who built this PC in his shop stuffed in that HDD for me.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by RingTailCoon View Post
    ...And that scares me the most!
    If you sort processes in Task Manager by Disk usage, which are on top?

    And, btw, your HDD is 7200 rpm (Seagate 2TB BarraCuda) and should do well, if you can't afford SSD.
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #37
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    If you can't see a related process with the task manager, which is quite possible (using the Details view which lists more processes for disk is awkward) try Sysinternals Process Explorer, rt click the column header, and make sure Disk Reads and Disk Writes appear as column headers.

    But I think you need to return to the problem of a restricted transfer rate, as your symptoms are typical of people with that problem.
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    If you can't see a related process with the task manager, which is quite possible (using the Details view which lists more processes for disk is awkward) try Sysinternals Process Explorer, rt click the column header, and make sure Disk Reads and Disk Writes appear as column headers.

    But I think you need to return to the problem of a restricted transfer rate, as your symptoms are typical of people with that problem.
    His transfer rates are OK, see pictures a page back (170MB is fine for HDD)
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #39
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    Hi,
    You might make sure you're not being used as a MS server delivering updates to others on the internet :/
    Choose How Windows Updates are Delivered in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
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  10.    3 Weeks Ago #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by RingTailCoon View Post
    Originally Posted by Winuser
    My guess is that Windows is doing something in the background...
    ...And that scares me the most!
    To the list of things like indexing that may need updating after an upgrade, there's also application compatibility testing. I've traced unexpectedly high disk activity to this in the past. If leaving the PC on for an hour or so doesn't end the activity, only then would I be concerned. There's a lot of housekeeping that needs to be done after an upgrade, apparently.
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