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Obsurd Disk Average Response Time

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    Windows 8.1 Update

    Obsurd Disk Average Response Time


    I get this issue starting at boot, and then lasting for about 30 minutes:
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    It's highly annoying. Is there any way to fix this problem without having to buy a new HDD?

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Have you run hard disk diagnostics and what does SMART say?
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    Windows 8.1 Update


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Have you run hard disk diagnostics and what does SMART say?
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    Windows 8.1 Update


    If it changes anything, taskhostex.exe takes up most of the disk usage (usually at 3 MB/s):
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Have you ran a full anti virus scan yet, also download and run Malwarebytes Free:
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/...FUMLMgodEmYA0w
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    I had a couple of that model WD Black drives. I never got any behavior like that. It sounds like one of those hw issues where something starts working after it heats up. I take it every time the drive is used after it has been powered off for some time it reverts to this?

    I suspect something heat sensitive is about all I can speculate.
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    Windows 8.1 Update


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    I take it every time the drive is used after it has been powered off for some time it reverts to this?
    That is correct. I will try restarting and see if the HDD reacts well (it will already be warm). If it still has problems, then your speculation will be incorrect.

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