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Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
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1answer
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Investigating linux server slow down

We have a code build server, fedora 13, which was working at medium speed for 4 users. Speed means building a code branch took 1.5 hrs max duration. It was having one quad core, 8gb ram, 200gb hdd. ...
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Slow Harddrive is Dragging the System

I have an HP Pro 3000 SFF running Window 8.1 Update 1 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It uses an Intel G45s Chipset, a Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500 GB harddrive, an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor, and has 4 ...
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19 views

Strange SSD Response Time Spike

I have a Samsung 840 EVO 1 TB SSD disk. I am streaming data to this sequentially at a rate of 60 MB/s to four different files (15MB/s each) with the size 168GB (preallocated) each in a circular ...
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1answer
26 views

Recommended RAID5 stripe size?

I have a RAID5 array built from 4 1TB drives. I initially set the stripe size to 1M since I will be storing large files (much larger than 1MB). The NTFS cluster size is 64KB (largest possible). ...
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33 views

Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
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43 views

Why might one hard disk perform slower than another?

I have just bought two WD 3TB Reds (WD30EFRX) for a FreeNAS box and whilst doing burn-in testing it seems like one is consistently taking about 10% longer than the other. So far I've done: a dd read ...
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Low benchmark score for SSD because of SATA revision?

I was looking at some benchmark scores for the Intel 320 Series Solid State Drive. Here's the sequential read/write speeds I looked at: Sustained Sequential Read: Up to 270MBps Sustained Sequential ...
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66 views

Windows 7: Slow as can be - Low Resource usage

My main PC is a Dell from 2009 with Win7 SP1 that was originally a Vista machine. I installed a second HDD with Win7 on it and set Vista as the second drive. Its running with an Intel Core Q6600 ...
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1answer
54 views

Spiking Disk Usage

So recently my HP Envy 15 was sent away to get serviced as the BIOS corrupted after an automatic BIOS update. To fix this, they replaced the motherboard and that is all the supposed changes that they ...
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81 views

Would an array of SSD drives be able to succesfully substitute the system memory?

I watched a few videos trying to answer this. This video (youtube.com/watch?v=eULFf6F5Ri8) shows a bunch of guys stacking 24 SSD's reaching a peak of around 2GBps r/w. That's under the limit of the ...
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1answer
71 views

SSD Performance Dropping over time, is this expected behavior?

In reference to this, I found the below in an ad: I recently bought these drives a few weeks ago and then saw his picture. Do all SSDs suffer from such substantial performance drops over time and ...
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Which disk IO operations are typically executed when working with flat preallocated VMDK

I usually pre-allocate whole disk space when creating my VMs and usually as flat single files. Since I'd like to move my VMDK to a different drive than my primary I would like to put it on one that ...
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2answers
78 views

Increase performance of Samsung 830 256GB SSD

I have a Samsung 830 SSD in my notebook connected to a SATA interface. This is a rather old HP notebook nc8430 which means SATA is SATA I and not II or even III that disk supports. But SATA I still ...
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44 views

Hard drive: more RPM or higher capacity, which is faster?

I need a relatively fast hard drive (random access). For the same amount of money, I could buy WE Velociraptor (250GB, 10kRPM) or WD Red (1TB, 5400? RPM). SSDs or 15kRPM drives are too expensive even ...
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133 views

HDD very slow performance after full copy from SSD

The PC: Core i7-4770, 16GB RAM. There are 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD (new without any bads). On the SSD I had Windows 8.1 installed with all other stuff. Someday all programs exceeded 120GB limit and I ...
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49 views

Thinkpad Edge E430 slowed down to a crawl

We bought 2 thinkpad E430 systems in September 2012. They were running Windows 7 pretty smooth as the time but as it stands today, my dad's thinkpad has slowed down to a crawl. Clicking on the start ...
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51 views

Advice on SSD performance bottleneck needed

I guess I need some advanced advice on SSD, SATA, in/out limits etc. I'm programming a video installation where I continously read and write quite a lot of data: To the first SSD, drive A, I write ...
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0answers
35 views

Does EnhanceIO supports TRIM on SSD?

Does EnhanceIO supports TRIM on SSD? Or it has own implementation of similar technology?
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45 views

Does a full SSD really have poor performance? [duplicate]

I've been reading this question about disk issues and am interested in gaoithe's answer for Does the disk usage really go up when free space declines? If so, why? I can see why this can ...
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2answers
142 views

New HDD (HGST HTE541010A9E680 1Tb) very low write speed (<10 Mb/s)

I've just bought a new 1Tb HDD: HGST HTE541010A9E680, formatted it as NTFS (tried both quick and full format). It has very low write speed. I also have other HDDs and SSD on this PC, and they have ...
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2answers
1k views

Google chrome high hard disk usage

I'm on Windows 7 from boot to VHD. I got a lot of RAM and my pagefile is disabled. This OS can be up for days, even up to 3-4 weeks of working time without restart. I put it to sleep\suspend quite ...
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1answer
96 views

SSHD + full encryption: performance boost?

SSHD on itself as I heard is pretty nice. But what if I would full encrypt the SSHD with Truecrypt or whatever? Do I get still some performance boost? I'm just asking because as I understood SSHD is ...
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1answer
40 views

Massive slowdown in HDD

I was running a multi-threaded program that makes huge amount of I/O operations, Basically reading/writing Millions of files. I had some problems/bugs and I used to halt the program to fix something ...
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Windows boot performance - 52 seconds to initialize drives?

I had an issue with my primary SSD and I replaced it with another from a different brand, and at the same time I reordered my other 2 mechanical (C=ssd, D & E=mechanical). Now, when I load ...
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OS on spinning drive, programs on SSD, will I see performance gains?

My work laptop runs windows 7 professional on a 7200rpm drive, which I feel is a bottle neck. Two programs I frequently use (they are always open) are Netbeans and Outlook, which seem to enjoy ...
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201 views

Two 2TB drives, why is dd is almost 8 times faster erasing one?

I have two 2TB drives: /dev/sde WCD WD20EZRX-00D8PB0 Firmware revision 80.00A80 (new consumer-grade WD Green series) /dev/sdf WCD WD2002FYPS-01U1B1 Firmware revision 04.05G05 (old pro-grade server ...
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1answer
87 views

Performance SATA 1.5Gb/s controller and SATA 3Gb/s harddisk

Afaik it's no problem to use a SATA 1.5Gb/s controller with a SATA 3Gb/s harddisk (spindle, non-SSD) due to SATA backwards compatibility (ignoring Force150/OPT1 issues for now). To my understanding ...
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Why does secondary hard drive IO slow down the entire system?

I have a two-drive setup: an SSD drive for Windows and apps (C:) and D: drive for code and databases. I noticed that while running an IO-intensive operation on the D drive (SSIS), the entire system ...
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1answer
86 views

Powerful computer runs very slow for short intervals

I think this is the best place to put this question, but I'm not sure. Basically, my computer will run very slow every once in a while but then everything goes back to normal (for example, I will type ...
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1answer
112 views

Linux benchmark SSD vs HDD

I wonder if there is any performance difference when using SSD as the main Hard drive rather than mounting it to be used by different applications on the server. For example using a command line ...
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1answer
101 views

Why does a crucial m4 SATA SSD connected to an Inateck USB 3.0 dock achieve substantially less than the expected ~410MB/s?

I have an HP Elitebook 8470w connected to an Inateck USB 3.0 to SATA Docking Station with a Crucial 64gb M4 SSD plugged into it. So why am I seeing un-cached sequential read speeds of only ~30MB/s? ...
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What's faster for office work - SSD + slow CPU or HDD + fast CPU [closed]

I am going to buy "new" (it can be used) notebook for my work - mostly heavy surfing (I need more browsers with many tabs opened), programming and other office work. I have no experience with this: ...
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1answer
860 views

Windows Defender — 100% Disk Usage

I have recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and now 8.1. After the upgrade I observed a very high disk usage periodically (almost every day), caused by some weird ...
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114 views

How do I evaluate an SSD caching solution for home desktop use?

I've got a 30GB SSD that I would love to start using as a cache for my larger HDDs. I primarily want to improve apparent performance for general desktop use. I do the occasional massive DB migration ...
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1answer
37 views

Split database index and table files with SSD?

I know in the good old days it was recommended that indexs and tables were placed on different drives to improve database performance. Is this still the case with SSDs when connected with SATA3? With ...
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160 views

Suddenly Hard disk performance deteriorated

Everything was fine till yesterday. From today morning I've been observing that videos (on my harddisk using kmplayer) aren't playing smoothly. I suspected that it might be the player problem, so ...
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1answer
41 views

How can I know if HD is flawed?

My secondary laptop is so slow and unpredictable that it is unusable. It's an Acer Aspire S3 with i5, 4GB RAM and 320GB HDD. I have always suspected the HD, so I ran HDTune today. Here are the ...
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2answers
99 views

Windows 7 hard drive constantly reading 25+ MB/s

I am running windows 7 64x amd architecture, 4GB ram, 1TB hard drive at i think 7100 RPM. this problem has bothered me before, the hard drive would never stop reading/writing data. i pinpointed it to ...
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1answer
50 views

New Gaming PC not responsive as fast as supposed to [closed]

I build my Gaming PC for around 1000$. Quad core, 8 gb ram. And its not very fast/ responsive. My 6 years old dell is more responsive than it. For instance: openning the software Google Chrome takes ...
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1answer
118 views

What is the actual data transfer rate for the magnetic disk with the given specifications?

I saw the question bellow in a Computer Organization Practice Book for University exams. Its given that, a magnetic disk has the following specifications: Number of tracks = 1024Number of ...
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43 views

External Hard drive Filesystem

I've got a Linksys EA6900(AC1900) router. And I have a 3TB WD External Hard Drive connected to it via USB 3.0 port. My Vaio laptop running Windows is connected to the router via an Ethernet cable. ...
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Laptop plays music choppy after a few minutes of idling

I noticed that when I'm doing my homework and let my laptop play music, the music becomes choppy after 10-15 minutes. Like my laptop's freezing or something, but as soon as I do something (bring a ...
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2answers
69 views

5400rpm HDD <- paired with -> Gen4 i7 and 16GB memory

From what I understand, to get a really good performance from a laptop on heavy tasks such as video rendering, fast boot time and accessibility, you would want an i7 CPU, a lot of RAM, and a fat ...
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1answer
97 views

How warm should SAMSUNG D3 drive be?

I have an external 3GB Samsung D3 Station 7200rpm hard drive and my SMART diagnostics program (CrystalDiskInfo or HDSentinel) is warning me that the drive is running too hot. The temperature in the ...
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1answer
81 views

Using FireWire 800, does it makes sense to use a SSD hard disk as opposed to a 7200rpm?

Does it makes sense to buy a SSD HD and use it with the Firewire 800 port? Or should I buy a standard 7200rpm one? Firewire 800 is slower than internal HD (am I right?) so I was thinking the ...
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1answer
54 views

Computer has good specs, yet running applications slowly? [closed]

I don't know what's up with my pc it's running pretty slow, and it was like this when I bought it too. It just runs applications like google chrome skype,games pretty slowly when my old pc of 2gb ram ...
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1answer
117 views

SSD & HDD - which should get 6Gb/s port

I have a PC with a single 6Gb/s SATA port, I have a 7200RPM HDD that is my primary drive (i.e. the OS is installed on it), I also have an SSD (450MB/s Sequential R/W, 85K Random Read, 55k Random ...
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0answers
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How to increase IO for operation “SELECT”?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC (64 bit). It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk /dev/sda. There is postgresql-9.1 (amd64) on the Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8.1 file explorer is Super slow

I have a newish ( a couple of months old) laptop. i7 4700mq gtx765 8gb ram I'm using an ssd boot dirve and a HDD for storage. The computer has absolutely no problems running programs but it is very ...