Windows 10: Windows 10 reason for reading HDD when installed in SSD

Discus and support Windows 10 reason for reading HDD when installed in SSD in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi everyone, I have Windows 10 installed on an SSD drive, everything is installed on the SSD except my games libraries wich are on a HDD. It has... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by xcj, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. XCJ
    xcj Win User

    Windows 10 reason for reading HDD when installed in SSD


    Hi everyone,

    I have Windows 10 installed on an SSD drive, everything is installed on the SSD except my games libraries wich are on a HDD.

    It has the fall update installed (and all updates available also installed).

    For some reason windows is constantly reading the HDD and slows everything down (specially in games), i know it's the HDD because i hear it lound & clear, not based on the HDD LED that will blink also with SDD access.

    This instalation is the same i had on the last 3 motherboard/cpu combos i had, it was running originaly on a kingston SATA 120Gb SSD, and is now on a Samsung Evo 960 M2 MVNE 250GB SSD (i cloned the content from the kingston to the samsung).

    I think the problem started when i switched the SSDs, and i had the problem on my previous motherboard/CPU.

    The System is in dual-boot with Kodi LibreELEC, the boot partition and both systems are on the SSD, as i said, only the games libraries are on the HDD.

    When i run Kodi LibreElec the HDD is never accessed.

    I tried disabling the page file on the HDD, but it is still being constantly used, i tried troubleshooting what is accessing the HDD and all i saw are windows processes, i just don't know why, do you guys have any clues where to look.

    If any further information/detail is needed just say so and i will fill in the details.

    Many thanks in advance!

    :)
     

  2. Fix boot problem (MBR I think?)

    Hi

    I installed windows 10 on my laptop where it had 2 drives, a SSD and a HDD. The Windwos installed on the SSD but for some reason the MBR (I think is the name?) was installed on the HDD so when I took out the HDD because I don't need it, it can't boot, it
    can't find any boot device. If I select SSD in boot order same thing happens so theres something missing here (MBR ?).

    Is there a way to fix this without re-installing windows.

    **Post moved by the moderator to the appropriate forum category.**
     
    TheMidnightNarwhal, Nov 22, 2017
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  3. Reinstalling Windows 10 to new SSD

    last Week I Purchased a new SSD with the plan of Reinstalling Windows 10 to it when the free Upgrade came out.

    however It doesn't work. I have already upgraded my current Windows 7 install to Windows 10 and activated it, on my standard HDD. when I booted the Win 10 install off a Flash drive, I plugged in the Windows 7 product key, it didn't work. after cancelling
    it and doing some reading, apparently I cannot reinstall Windows 10 to the SSD without First Installing Windows 7 again, or cloning the HDD to the SSD.

    I cannot clone my HDD, its a 750GB HDD thats practically full, and my SSD is only 250GB. how am I supposed to do this? its getting very frustrating because I have already had several issues getting Windows 10 installed in the first place, and I can't reinstall
    Windows 7 because I don't have the install disks any more.
     
    Armouredfalcon, Nov 22, 2017
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  4. Samuria Win User

    Windows 10 reason for reading HDD when installed in SSD

    Welcome to the forum. It could be indexing files, or defragging use task manager see whats doing it
     
    Samuria, Nov 22, 2017
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  5. XCJ
    xcj Win User
    Thanks!

    In my experience Indexing normally doesn't slow everything down, task manager says the processes are all windows related, i just dont't know why.
    I'll take a note of what processes are accessing , and post them here.
     
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