[SOLVED] Hard Drive usage 100% in games.

blazikenplays

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My task manager is reporting my disk usage is 100%, and my game (Rainbow Six Siege) is taking forever to load, even though its on an ssd. Task manager is open on my second screen and when it says 100% usage the dropdown on disk says that nothing is using the drive, and there is only 3 or four things using <1% of the 3 drives in my computer total. I have a boot drive which is an ssd, and my games are on a second ssd and there is a third backup hdd installed.

My setup is:
CPU: i5-7500
GPU: GTX-1070
Ram: 16gb DDR4-2400mhz corsair vengeance LP
Drives: 1tb hdd, 500gb ssd, 120gb ssd
PSU: Corsair cx-650
 

blazikenplays

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Bit of a late reply, tried everything and it didn't work. Was playing some games with some friends when they were talking about ssd firmware, which I didn't know existed. Downloaded the relevant firmware, and no issues after around 6 hours of playing games so it seems to be sorted.

Thanks for all the help anyways though!
 

blazikenplays

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Run Performance Monitor as Admin and check the drive's usage, sounds like something is using the drive.
I have been running Resource Monitor side by side with Task manager on my second screen. I took a screenshot as soon as the issue popped up again.

View: https://imgur.com/a/Kv0FcON


I had it sorted by disk activity and then changed it back but task manager said the highest use was by system, using 0.1 MBps. I had 2 drives installed at the time of the picture which is why its saying only 50% is being used. During the time of the issue i had long loading times where i was just sitting in the menu while nothing was loading around me.
 
I'd try disconnecting any unneeded drives, just to rule them out of the equation...

I've had a failing spinning SATA drive make my NVME-only system take 3 minutes to boot whenever the failing drive was even connected, as various background file/folder inventory actions were completed...; even once formatted, hypothetically eliminating concerns over lots of folders, etc., the boot time was increased to one full minute over the normal 10-15 seconds...
 

blazikenplays

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Sep 2, 2017
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Bit of a late reply, tried everything and it didn't work. Was playing some games with some friends when they were talking about ssd firmware, which I didn't know existed. Downloaded the relevant firmware, and no issues after around 6 hours of playing games so it seems to be sorted.

Thanks for all the help anyways though!
 

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