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#1 epicxpacman

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:23 AM

What can i upgrade to make it so i don't need to worry about maxing out on disk. When it does max out my computer starts to lag/chug. I don't really understand how this works like when your having trouble with the cpu you upgrade. when your using 100% mem get more ram. but the disk? i have a 2 TB hard drive???

 

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Windows 8.1
 
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
 
Intel® Core™ i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.8GHz
 
16 GB DDR3 RAM
 
Gigabyte X79-UP4
 
ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA2 SCSI Disk Device
 
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#2 zingo156

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

A faster OS drive such as an SSD will be a good upgrade. Spindle (platter) hard drives are slow compared to modern SSD's (solid state drive). Platter drives are definitely a bottle neck when it comes to read/writes.

 

One of the fastest cheapest SSD's around is the Samsung Evo 840: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=samsung+evo+840&N=-1&isNodeId=1

 

SSD's are more expensive for the amount of storage they give you, generally you will install the OS and important software on the ssd and then use the platter hard drive for large files and extra storage.


Edited by zingo156, 30 July 2014 - 08:43 AM.

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#3 Kilroy

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:05 AM

Your response time looks high.  How low does it go?  I'm copying a lot of data off of a very slow NAS right now and my response time is 40ms or so.  My program drive is going from 325 to 450, but I'm running a movie and my web browser off it.

 

How full is the drive?

 

If it is a mechanical drive has it been defragmented lately?

 

I recommend backing up your important data before you defrag.  If this drive is failing, that may expain the high usage time.  With 16GB of RAM you shouldn't have paging issues and you're only using 21% which should rule out paging issues.



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 05:32 PM

reduce the size of UR recycle bin to 1%






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