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Storage Ridiculously high response time and poor performance on HDD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by popcornuk1983, 20 Nov 2013.

  1. popcornuk1983

    popcornuk1983 Cake or Death?

    3 Sep 2008
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    Hello all,

    I've looked all over the interwebs and seen a thousand and one different opinions on this. Thought I'd ask for yours.

    I've got an SSD as my main boot drive and a 2TB Western digital HDD as my storage drive (link for my HDD here).

    Since I've updated to Windows 8.1 (Happened on 8 as well), my response times for the storage drive on windows task manager are in the 1000's of milliseconds and the performance of the drive has went down. When unraring a file for example I can no longer watch a TV/Movie that's on the same drive as the throughput is totally choked and I get stuttering/hitching.

    Is there anything you would suggest trying? One of the top recommendations is to switch my motherboards SATA mode from AHCI to IDE. However when I do this, I can't boot into windows and some have advised this may impact the performance of my SSD.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated :D

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