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Why is my laptop's hard drive extremely slow? Impossible for multitasking.

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  • Laptops
  • Multitasking
  • Storage
  • Hard Drives
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November 9, 2013 7:10:16 PM

My laptop, 5 month old Asus K55VM is equipped with a 1000 GB Seagate momentus HDD.

Now, the problem is that the hard drive is extremely slow. It takes 2-3 mins to fully boot up Windows 7.

Not only that, when a background task is running that utilizes the HDD, the laptop is rendered completely unusable. For example, if a virus scan is running, opening My Computer takes 5 minutes, let alone opening an application.

CPU usage is not high. I tried full formatting the HDD, installing Win7 and Win8 but the problem is the same. Whenever a background task is running that utilizes the drive, it is not available for other tasks.

Please help.

What I tried:

De-fragmenting, Check disk.
Tune HD: Max: 110 MBPS, Min: 2.6 MBPS, Average: 76MBPS.

Smart status: Good.
No bad sector checked by 2 softwares.

Seatools for Seagate gives failed drive drive self test but short generic test passes.

I've never seen such a slow drive in any computer I've used so far, for 11 years.

Is it due to Intel Rapid Storage technology driver?

Please help.

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November 9, 2013 7:16:58 PM

Seatools for Seagate gives failed drive drive self test but short generic test passes. do the long test look like you drive is going .
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November 10, 2013 2:05:38 AM

scout_03 said:
Seatools for Seagate gives failed drive drive self test but short generic test passes. do the long test look like you drive is going .


The long test also failed. I'm backing up data. Thank you very much for your help.
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November 10, 2013 2:06:23 AM

Is this enough proof to claim a warranty?
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November 10, 2013 2:07:54 AM

Is this enough proof to claim a warranty?
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November 10, 2013 12:48:22 PM

test should have give you a code number note the report that your proof of it defect .
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November 12, 2013 9:52:09 PM

scout_03 said:
test should have give you a code number note the report that your proof of it defect .


Gee, it did! Thank you very much! :D 
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