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Lately my C: HDD and my D: HDD have been running pretty slow. They aren't making any noises or anything like that. I use the D: drive to store all my media. I would always copy video files from my C: drive to the D: drive and it would be super quick. It isn't anymore though, it takes awhile and sometimes it even hangs up for a bit without any progress.

The C: drive is acting up as well. There will be instances where it just runs real slow and programs start to not respond, internet browsers hang up, etc.

Could this be something other than a HDD issue and is there anyway to test my HDD or get it back to its full performance? It's really bothering me and I just feel like smashing my PC at times.

C: drive is a Seagate 500GB and D: drive is a Seagate 750GB (I think).
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defrag
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Manually defrag and see if there is any change. How full are they?
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post #4 of 15
Get something like Diskeeper or Perfectdisk and defrag as mentioned to see if that helps. I really like perfectdisk a little better but try both and see which you like. Also make sure the disk didn't switch modes on you also.
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You should run some HD Tune benches to see what kind of throughput your drives are attaining.
    
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post #6 of 15
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I did an analysis and C: is 47% fragmented but D: is 0%.

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Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar View Post
defrag
I'll give it a try.

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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Manually defrag and see if there is any change. How full are they?
C: is 77GB of 465GB and D: is 175GB of 698GB.

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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Get something like Diskeeper or Perfectdisk and defrag as mentioned to see if that helps. I really like perfectdisk a little better but try both and see which you like. Also make sure the disk didn't switch modes on you also.
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I have Defraggler, would that be sufficient? How would I check if it changed modes?

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You should run some HD Tune benches to see what kind of throughput your drives are attaining.
I'll give that a try as well. Are there any programs like HD Tune that are free?
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Quote:
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I'll give that a try as well. Are there any programs like HD Tune that are free?
HD Tune is free; Crystal Disk Mark; Passmark 'Performance Test' (use HDD tests).


I'm sure there are more but I'm busted in brain capacity - too much Pepsi this evening..
    
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Don't forget to update us with progress on your diagnosis of your HDD issues!
    
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post #9 of 15
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Okay so I did a defrag on my C: drive and ran error scan with HD Tune. No errors showed up there but I do have a few warnings on the health section of the program and the overall status of the HDD says warning in yellow.

I'll post exact details when I get home.
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Sounds like your HDD is dying hence getting some warning on your health tab. Giving you a heads up to backup because it could give out soon.
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