Windows 10: Windows File explorer slow on HDD but fast on SSD.

Discus and support Windows File explorer slow on HDD but fast on SSD. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My Acer Aspire 5 i5. 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD C:+1TB HDD D:+E:, Windows 10 had become laggy and unresponsive a few days back. I restarted normally and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DiptangshuKarmakar, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Windows File explorer slow on HDD but fast on SSD.


    My Acer Aspire 5 i5. 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD C:+1TB HDD D:+E:, Windows 10 had become laggy and unresponsive a few days back. I restarted normally and on startup it went into scanning and repair and was stuck for nearly 5 days. It fixed only my D: HDD but I lost all my data and had to format D:


    Explorer was still slow on D and E drive both HDD but was normal on my SSD and external HDD. I decided to reset my PC keeping my data and yet the problems persist. Whenever I'm trying to open any folder, it goes into "NOT RESPONDING" but if left for a minute or so, it opens the folder. I have tried CHKDSK, defragmentation, System File Checker, Windows defender scan. Is there any way this could be fixed?

    :)
     
    DiptangshuKarmakar, Aug 29, 2020
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  2. File Explorer/System Extremely Slow

    Hi everyone,

    Recently my file system (file explorer) started reacting really slow. If I scroll trough files it will hang, opening a folder takes ages and that's not all. Its really annoying to work like this. However there is one strange occurrence where if I open
    the file system from word to select a file to open, the file system is super fast as it should be.

    I've searched the internet for a solution but no one seems to have exactly what I have.

    The problem without to much explanation:

    • File explorer is really slow.
    • File explorer is fast, when opened from another program.

    For those that want to react: 'maybe its your computer', no that isn't the problem. I have a SSD, i7 quad core processor and 16gb of ram.

    My Windows installation specifications are:

    OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Home

    Version: 10.0.16299

    Build: 16299

    System Type: x64bit

    Thanks in advance.
     
    rauldeheer, Aug 29, 2020
    #2
  3. DaveM121 Win User
    SSD VS HDD

    Storage wise an SSD is absolutely no different to a HDD - 500GB SSD = 500GB HDD.


    The difference between an SSD and an HDD is mainly Read/Write speed - How fast Windows, Applications and Files load

    An SSD is much faster than an HDD

    Also SSD's do not need defragmenting as they employ a totally different method of storing files and deleting files.

    I Hope this Answers your Question!
     
    DaveM121, Aug 29, 2020
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  4. neilpzz Win User

    Windows File explorer slow on HDD but fast on SSD.

    Moved Windows 10 to SSD from HDD, no windows.old file in HDD

    One thing to do is make sure the SSD boots without the HDD connected.

    It is possible that as part of the clean install to the SSD a windows.old folder is created as the install process will install updates along with the installation. This folder relates to the SSD and not the HDD windows installation.

    Id you are happy the SSD boots without the HDD then go ahead and reconnected the HDD and in File Explorer start to delete the files and folders on the HDD. There will be partitions on the HDD that you will not see in File Explorer, they are visible in Disk
    Management. Removing those will only free up a small amount of space however.
     
    neilpzz, Aug 29, 2020
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