Windows 8 - Slow hard disk access.

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)' started by WhaleTrain, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. WhaleTrain

    WhaleTrain New Member

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    Hi there folks and I just wanted to ask a question that has been pulling my hair out for the last months of Windows 8 being released.

    When Windows 8 was released I was eager to pay the £24.99 and buy it, so I did. Unfortunately though, there is one issue that is driving me crazy. This is slow access to my files on another drive. Specifically, I guess, folders with lots of files in like my Music folder for example.

    This folder is located on another drive not on my SSD and every time I open a folder inside there there is a short burst freeze then my files appear. What could be causing this as I don't think my issue is related to some problems on here.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Whale
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,

    I have a similar situation with a spare SATA2 75GB drive that I keep my driver back ups and other bits and bobs. Like you, when first accessing certain folders especially if they contain a lot of data then there is a bit of lag. Once accessed however the folders open up as quick as you like. Is yours similar to my experience?
     
  3. WhaleTrain

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    Thanks for the reply. That is what happens with me, it's annoying as I don't want the lag there. It never did it in Windows 7 :/
     

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