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Recently my sig rig started becoming extremely slow whenever I extract a larger file from Winrar. I have tried using 7zip as well with no improvement.

This wasn't always the case, it just started up a couple weeks ago. Does anyone have any ideas? Memory usage is only ~34% while extracting.

Thanks.
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Hard drive is the problem. Extracting files uses the CPU of course, but the HDD will have to work hard while extracting as well.

That's why your computer gets slow. Tried defragging already?
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Don't defrag your ssd, is trim enabled on it? Check your processes, make sure you haven't accidentally installed a bunch of crap along with anything else.
     
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Hard drive is the problem. Extracting files uses the CPU of course, but the HDD will have to work hard while extracting as well.

That's why your computer gets slow. Tried defragging already?
I haven't tried defragging, should I? The guy below you says otherwise...

My CPU usage is 0-1% while extracting across all cores, and my hard drives test fine in HDTune (200MB/s for the 1TB's 220MB/s for the SSD). I'm puzzled, that is for sure.

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Don't defrag your ssd, is trim enabled on it? Check your processes, make sure you haven't accidentally installed a bunch of crap along with anything else.
TRIM is enabled, yes. I don't have anything running out of the ordinary, I usually keep my computer pretty clean.
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