My computer frequently slows down majorly when I have multiple file operations occurring (such as transferring large chunks of data between partitions on the same drive). During this time anything that requires the HDD will be very slow. For example unloaded applications take forever to open/respond, and videos playing in VLC will stutter or pause.
Core2duo E8400 (3.0GHz), 4GB of DDR2 Ram, Western Digital 7200RPM, 2TB Caviar Green, Windows 7 64bit, fully updated
I have ensured I installed all the I/O drivers for my motherboard and even switched to AHCI mode in bios (and installed the appropriate driver).
This does not seem like normal behaviour because my MacBook with a far slower HDD has no issues with many file operations occurring at once without general computing suffering. I am guessing I have something not set up correctly in Windows. The other possibility is that Windows has shoddy I/O scheduling, but I have never heard complaints from others so I assume that is not the case!
In other cases I don't notice any issued with the HDD, so I am hoping it is not itself damaged.
Thank you very much for your input :).