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My HDD/SDD drive read/write rates are getting slower

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AudacityEdits, Oct 31, 2019.

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  1. AudacityEdits

    AudacityEdits Thread Starter

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    Hi! I was experiencing long loading screen times in games and applications, I ignored it. But yesterday while copying some files from one directory to another, I noticed the rate wasn't going any higher than 2mb/s, I remember a time when that used to be 20. I haven't changed anything in my computer. Any idea what is going on?
    Using Windows 10
     
  2. lunarlander

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    How much free space do you have on Drive C ? Try running Administrative Tools > Disk Cleanup.
     
  3. flavallee

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    We know nothing about the hardware in your computer, or how well you maintain it, so there could be several reasons for its speed and performance.

    Let's begin by getting some basic information about your computer.
    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
    Information about your computer will appear.
    Return here, then copy-and-paste its entire text in your reply.

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  4. AudacityEdits

    AudacityEdits Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 6102 Mb
    Graphics Card: Radeon RX550/550 Series, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 119 GB (9 GB Free); D: 100 GB (10 GB Free); E: 365 GB (127 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1495
    Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
     
  5. bassfisher6522

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    Get rid of Avast and just use Defender that's built in windows 10. Then download Ccleaner and run it...this will remove junk/temp files. If your C drive is a SSD.....make sure "trim" is on and run it. If a standard HDD run either a 3rd party defagger or windows built in defragger. Windows defragger takes a lot longer, time wise.
     
  6. flavallee

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    According to your log in post #4, your HP computer(unknown model name and model number) appears to have these 2 storage drives:
    128 GB(119 GB actual capacity) solid state drive
    500 GB(465 GB actual capacity) hard disk drive which is divided in 2 partitions

    The primary C: drive is about 92% full, so it's my guess it's loaded with installed apps.
    It's also my guess there are a large number of running processes.

    bassfisher6522 is correct.
    Get rid of Avast Antivirus and stick with Windows 10's built-in antivirus app.

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  7. AudacityEdits

    AudacityEdits Thread Starter

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    Yep, Uninstalling Avast worked a charm. Thanks <3!
     
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    Thanks for letting us know that uninstalling Avast Antivirus resolved your issue. (y)

    Windows 10 doesn't do well in some computers when using a third-party antivirus app.
    That's why we suggest sticking with its built-in antivirus app.

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  9. AudacityEdits

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    Thanks for your help!
     
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