Windows 10 very slow on new 2TB SSD

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Windows 10 very slow on new 2TB SSD

    I got a new 2TB SSD that I wanted to install W10 on.

    Attempt 1:

    I used diskpart to set it to gpt and clean it. During install I did Custom Install and selected the unallocated drive. W10 refused to install on the drive. It would sit in the "Collecting Information" phase.

    Attempt 2:

    I read somewhere that W10 does not like "large" SSD sizes. CNet recommended installing on a 100GB partition. So, I ran seagate tools to initialize the drive to gpt. In diskmanager I set a partition to 100GB and the rest for a remaining partition. Started W10 installed and selected the 100GB partition. W10 did not like the partition (it said to check the logs for a reason why). So, I deleted the partitions I created and created a new 100GB partition (W10 also created a couple of other smaller system partitions). It then installed on the 100GB partition.

    After installing I set the system to "High Performance" and rebooted. Any application I try to run takes forever to start up and to run. I tried to unzip a 2.5MB file and it took a couple of minutes. I just noticed in Task Manager the SSD usage is at 100%

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  2. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    I thought the System has resolved itself

    After leaving the machine running for a bout 30 minutes this seems to have resolved itself. But, then it started going back to 100% usage again after about 10 minutes.
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  3. Posts : 1,495
    Win10 Pro

    Windows might be indexing.
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  4. Posts : 809

    What processes in the "Processes" tab are generating the most disk activity?
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    It's not indexing, it is constant and there is nothing on the drive yet. "Most" disk activity varies but it is usually Windows tasks

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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Disabled MSI with no effect

    I followed the directions at the following page to disable MSI but it had no effect.

    How to Fix: 100% Disk Usage on Windows 10 Task Manager
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    This does not appear to be an issue when I start in Safe Mode.
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  8. Posts : 857
    windows 10

    Are you still experiencing this issue?

    If yes, you can try this:

    • When you notice the High Disk I/O, Open a command line as Administrator;
    • Type this command "wpr -start generalprofile -start CPU -start DiskIO"; this will start trace recording.
    • While recording the trace, try to work on your system for about 2 minutes.
    • Then type this command to stop trace recording "wpr -stop C:\Temp\MyTrace.etl". Make sure the folder where you record the trace exist.
    • Compress the resulting file (Important)
    • Share it through or any other file sharing platform.

    I'll analyze your trace file and give you a feedback.

    See you
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  9. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    I followed the steps from this response: Windows 10 disk usage at 100 on SSD - Microsoft Community
    which seemed to solve the problem to some extent. I pursued the matter further and ran the Seagate tols on the drive and, according to Seagate there were "in-correctable bad sectors in the drive" so, I am in the process of sending the drive back for a replacement.
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