Windows 10: ~4700 hours old laptop hard drive is very slow


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Mar 2018 #1

    ~4700 hours old laptop hard drive is very slow


    Hi, so I have this problem. At first, my computer started feeling really slow, the boot times were quite long about 3min. and I tried to reinstall Windows, it helped for a bit but then the problem reappeared again. So I started looking deeper, I scanned my computer with Malware-Bytes, no viruses. Task Manager looks clean, CrystalDiskInfo, HDSentinel shows that there are no problems with the hard drive. And then I decided to do a random access read test wtih HDTune and times were quite long and speeds quite low https://prnt.sc/io0tdc. So that means that my hard drive is already dying or is there anything I can do? It's a Toshiba 1TB Drive (MQ01ABD100). I tried to do a error scan with a built-in Windows tool and do a defragment but it didn't help.
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  2. Posts : 388
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       08 Mar 2018 #2

    It's most likely an older hard drive starting to show its usage. You could look at swapping it for an SSD.
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  3. Posts : 822
    Windows 10
       08 Mar 2018 #3

    I have the same Hard Drive on my Laptop, that looks about right, my Boot time is about 25 sec.
    Without a load more info on what is installed how it's configured, the software maintenance you do, can't say anything about what might be wrong.
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       08 Mar 2018 #4

    Masterchiefxx17 said: View Post
    It's most likely an older hard drive starting to show its usage. You could look at swapping it for an SSD.
    It's only 4700 hours, that's about 200 days, I had an even older laptop with an even older hard drive and that still was faster.
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       08 Mar 2018 #5

    Helmut said: View Post
    I have the same Hard Drive on my Laptop, that looks about right, my Boot time is about 25 sec.
    Without a load more info on what is installed how it's configured, the software maintenance you do, can't say anything about what might be wrong.
    Well, surely I don't have any unknown programs installed, all are pretty popular like CCleaner, Malware-Bytes, MSI Afterburner, qBitTorrent (it's closed most of the time) HWMonitor. I don't do much software maintenance, mostly cleaning with CCleaner and checking for viruses with Malware-Bytes. I tried to uninstall HDD drivers that seemed to improve HDTune results, I'm gonna try to do a full defragment of my system and see if that will help.
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  6. Posts : 388
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       09 Mar 2018 #6

    righN said: View Post
    It's only 4700 hours, that's about 200 days, I had an even older laptop with an even older hard drive and that still was faster.
    The amount of days doesn't matter as much as constant writes to the drive.
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  7. Posts : 822
    Windows 10
       09 Mar 2018 #7

    I don't use CCleaner anymore. That's not maintenance it's just trivial tinkering about. Depending on what features you use (configuration ?) can slow things up. If you delete say Prefetch files all the time this actually slows up opening of all applications.

    Defrag is done to a schedule in Windows you may just as well forget about that, modern disc filing systems are not particularly affected anyway.

    A standard Laptop HDD like that is what it is, primarily it's performance is related to the mechanics.

    " qBitTorrent " I don't use such applications, as you have mentioned that then I'm out, bye.
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       14 Mar 2018 #8

    Helmut said: View Post
    I don't use CCleaner anymore. That's not maintenance it's just trivial tinkering about. Depending on what features you use (configuration ?) can slow things up. If you delete say Prefetch files all the time this actually slows up opening of all applications.

    Defrag is done to a schedule in Windows you may just as well forget about that, modern disc filing systems are not particularly affected anyway.

    A standard Laptop HDD like that is what it is, primarily it's performance is related to the mechanics.

    " qBitTorrent " I don't use such applications, as you have mentioned that then I'm out, bye.
    Well yeah, I clean Prefetch and %temp% time to time but I don't think so that it would even affect gaming.
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