Question PC got slow after adding new HDD

Markette

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Hi everyone.
I recently added an additional hard drive to my computer and when i ran windows it was significantly slower, particularly when it comes to opening programs or rendering video.

I've already tried:

-Removing the new HDD
-Swithching sata cables and slots for the HDDs
-Cleaning the RAM cards and their slots
and trying each RAm card separetedly and switching slots.
-Unplugging and reconecting the video card.
-Ran check disk utility and found no issues.
-Defragging HDD
-Updating all drivers
-Ran memtest 64 with no errors
- Speedfan found no high temperatures
-Ran CCleaner
-Tried cloning the old HDD into the new one and booted the system from it (the old one was unplugged)

This are my specs:
Motherboard: Asus b85m-g
Processor: Intel i7 4770k
RAM: 16 gbs
Graphic card: Nvidia Geforce 960 GTX
PSU; 600
HDD: Western Digital 1.tb

OS: Windows 7, 64 bits, SP 1.

Thx everyone, every answer is wellcome.
 
What is the exact make/model of your new 1tb hard drive?
If it is a 5400 rpm drive, it will be slower than a 7200rpm drive.

I might add, that if you care about performance at all, use a ssd.
SSD prices are down.
Today, a HDD is only best used for cheap bulk storage.
 

Markette

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What is the exact make/model of your new 1tb hard drive?
If it is a 5400 rpm drive, it will be slower than a 7200rpm drive.

I might add, that if you care about performance at all, use a ssd.
SSD prices are down.
Today, a HDD is only best used for cheap bulk storage.

Hi, Geofelt. Thx for considering and answering my post.
As i said in the last comment:
My new HDD is Western Digital Green Power Model wd10eurx-63uy4y0
The old one is also a WD model wd10ezrx-00l4hb0

The thing is, before i installed the new HDD my PC worked fast (or, at least, fast enough). Problems started just after installing the new HDD and persisted even if i unplugged and uninstalled it.
 

Zoel.fahmi

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Hi, Geofelt. Thx for considering and answering my post.
As i said in the last comment:
My new HDD is Western Digital Green Power Model wd10eurx-63uy4y0
The old one is also a WD model wd10ezrx-00l4hb0

The thing is, before i installed the new HDD my PC worked fast (or, at least, fast enough). Problems started just after installing the new HDD and persisted even if i unplugged and uninstalled it.
The green model are not the fastest WD as far as I know
It's green, blue, red, black in that order of performance model by WD
 

stonecarver

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Well I have to give to props you have did a great job so far trying to figure it out.

I have seen this happen before where your BIOS setting get changed with adding SATA devices

Normally in BIOS your SATA Hard Drive are set to AHCI

But sometimes get moved to Raid or ATA.

Just wondering where yours is sitting right now.

The negative is if your on the Raid or ATA and change it to AHCI it can screws up you windows install.

Is this your fix IDK, but could be why your slower now than before.

Looks like you have covered most of the test on your own so far. Just adding some insight BUT KNOW THE RISKS IF YOU DO CHANGE AHCI

Also what is the health of your older drive.


https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/
 
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Mr.Spock

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you may want to check the alignment of the new drive.
some cloning methods don't preserve the alignment correctly.

also your new drive is more of an AV drive so it'll prioritize writes over reads.


Hi everyone.
I recently added an additional hard drive to my computer and when i ran windows it was significantly slower, particularly when it comes to opening programs or rendering video.

I've already tried:

-Removing the new HDD
-Swithching sata cables and slots for the HDDs
-Cleaning the RAM cards and their slots
and trying each RAm card separetedly and switching slots.
-Unplugging and reconecting the video card.
-Ran check disk utility and found no issues.
-Defragging HDD
-Updating all drivers
-Ran memtest 64 with no errors
- Speedfan found no high temperatures
-Ran CCleaner
-Tried cloning the old HDD into the new one and booted the system from it (the old one was unplugged)

This are my specs:
Motherboard: Asus b85m-g
Processor: Intel i7 4770k
RAM: 16 gbs
Graphic card: Nvidia Geforce 960 GTX
PSU; 600
HDD: Western Digital 1.tb

OS: Windows 7, 64 bits, SP 1.

Thx everyone, every answer is wellcome.
 

Markette

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Well I have to give to props you have did a great job so far trying to figure it out.

I have seen this happen before where your BIOS setting get changed with adding SATA devices

Normally in BIOS your SATA Hard Drive are set to AHCI

But sometimes get moved to Raid or ATA.

Just wondering where yours is sitting right now.

The negative is if your on the Raid or ATA and change it to AHCI it can screws up you windows install.

Is this your fix IDK, but could be why your slower now than before.

Looks like you have covered most of the test on your own so far. Just adding some insight BUT KNOW THE RISKS IF YOU DO CHANGE AHCI

Also what is the health of your older drive.


https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/
Hi Stoncarver. Thx for your reply. I will check in the Bios how my drive is set. Given the circumstances it's worth a try. Im running out of ideas and my computer is still slow :(
 

Markette

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you may want to check the alignment of the new drive.
some cloning methods don't preserve the alignment correctly.

also your new drive is more of an AV drive so it'll prioritize writes over reads.
Thx Spock. The thing is, even with the old drive (not the clonned one) the performance is slow. I will give a try to the Bios setting.
 

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