My hard drive is being accessed frequently when I work with applications but I work mostly with browser like Internet Explorer 8.0. It mostly happens after IE is being opened and not accessed for a while.
For example if I open a YouTube video and load it fully, I pause it and access later to resume. Then it starts to load from the hard drive for at least 30 seconds until the browser becomes responsive again. When I have 5 or more tabs opened, the laptop uses the hard drive whenever I switch to tabs I haven't used for a while and is very slow until it becomes responsive again. Same with minimizing and restoring browser or applications after not being used for a while.
Please take a look at my Task Manager and Processes screenshots below:
What looks strange to you?
- Intel Centrino Duo T2400 1.83Ghz
- 1Gb Ram
- 80Gb Hard Drive
- NVIDIA GeForce Go7400
I do not use laptop for games, video editing or music editing, only for work so i don't think such configuration would not be enough for such task.