I have a Samsung Ativ Book 6 (model np680z5e-x01us) running Windows 8.1. The hard drive is 1 TB with a speed of 5400 rpm. Whenever I open Pale Moon, a fork of Firefox, the browser runs fine at first but when I add more than 5 tabs, the performance of my hard drive suffers. The disk usage goes up to 100% and this causes the browser to freeze for a few seconds. This happens repeatedly but I've noticed that it is more likely to happen when I have a site using Flash open. Then I have to go to the Task Manager and end task to close the browser. What can I do to keep this from happening? I never had this issue in Windows 7 with multiple windows open and at least twenty tabs shared between them.
HD: Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M101MBB
HD size:1 TB (907 GB, 761 GB free)
HD speed: 5400 rpm
Ram: 8 GB
Browser: Pale Moon x64 v. 24.7.2