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Windows 8 System.exe writes to HDD like crazy

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Significant OS X lag when listing directories/files

I'm experiencing some significant OS X lag when listing directories/files. I originally thought it was purely an issue with Finder, and not the HD or any other part of OS X, however I have since ...
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My system keeps freezing for about 1-2 second every time I try to do something. For example, when I enter URL in browser, it freezes and starts working after few seconds. It is probably related to ...
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MacBook Pro hard drive replacement causes massive performance drop

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I have a brand new machine (I7-2600k) with 8GB RAM. However, I find the computer very sluggish in general. I believe the issue to be with the hard drive – is there any software I can download that ...
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I have a HP Pavilion Elite e9105f running Ubuntu 11.10 Linux 3.0.0-14-generic x86_64 with unmodified core system. When I try to run some io heavy command such us dmg2img, cp -r, the system becomes ...
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Windows 7 Lagging with multiple disks

I have an EVGA SR2 build with two Intel Xeon X5680, 48GB ram OCZ Reaper HPC Series at 1600 MHz running on Windows 7 x64 Proffesional. My bootable hard drive is an OCZ Vertex II 120GB and I have an ...
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Win 7 long HD bursts causing lag

When I'm working on my computer (usually using Word), I experience these annoying long HD hits which freeze up my typing or other activities. When I look at the Resource Manager (Disk) at the times ...