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Windows 7: Hard Drive bottle Necks

24 Jan 2011   #1

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Hard Drive bottle Necks


I had a discussion here a few weeks ago about performance and potential bottle necks from the hard drive. I've still had a number of times when I've had my system Hang / Pause, and I believe it was just waiting for the hard drive to catch up. I left the performance monitor open and managed a couple screen shots shortly after the time the computer paused / hung.

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I'm not sure what the difference is between the green line and the blue line on the graph. But my graphs frequently look something like that when my system is hanging.

I am running stuff in the background that is accessing the drive (backup's, coping photos / videos, etc.)

Can you tell me what the blue vs green means on the graph? I see on the screen where it says Disk I/O by the Green and Highest Active Time by the blue, but don't know what they mean by highest active time.

Does this look like I am maxing out my drives ability and that is what is slowing down my computer?

I just got an e-mail from Cnet that talked about the SSD drives:

Windows 7 and SSDs: just how fast are they? | ZDNet


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24 Jan 2011   #2
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I just got an e-mail from Cnet that talked about the SSD drives:

Ed Bott has always interesting things to say. He has a lot of clout in the computer industry. Though the statements he makes in this article are no surprise.
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