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100% disc usage on secondary drive

  1. #1


    Maryland
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    100% disc usage on secondary drive


    I have a secomdary drive with all of my games and it is at 100% usage even though read and write speeds are at 0 each. I will put a few pictures in here.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    If you go back and look at the Resource Monitor, does the Disk Activity window show what or where the G: and E: partitions are being written?

    I am not sure what units the Disk Queue number is in, but if it means seconds, 12 would seem to be a very large number.

    Any chance the drive is going bad?

    Have you tried changing the Sata port the drive is on?
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  3. #3


    Maryland
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The drive could be going bad. I will try changing sata ports. give me a few minutes and ill get back to you.
    And if it is going bad how could I back it up before everything goes bad. I have over 500 GB of stuff on it and it would take ages to get it back.
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  4. #4


    Maryland
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Alright. I switched SATA ports around and it seems no matter what port a drive is in "Disk 0" is stuck at 100% usage. So now my C: drive is stuck at 100% usage... WOW it just dropped to 1 percent for a minute then up to 20... now its wait... heres a screen cap Gyazo - e2f216f98b84b343912b5723c359f899.png

    okay now its been stable (up to 10% or so) for about 3 minutes.
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100% disc usage on secondary drive
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