Today, my windows 8 startup began to be slower than it used to be, and it can't be due to the new programs installed. I regularly disable all the unneeded startup programs and services to get the best startup time. When looking at Performance in Task Manager, the readings for my HDD are a bit strange. Response time when under moderate loads is couple of tens of milliseconds. When on higher loads and read/write speeds, response time goes wayyy up, 300-500 ms and sometimes even more than 1000 ms!
From what I know about hard drives, response times should remain under 10 ms, but I'm not really experienced and I really don't know what is acceptable and what is not.
I need someone's opinion on this. Should I be worried about my hard drive? What tools can I use to further test my HDD?
PS. I have used SeaTools and it passed all the basic tests. Also, I ran PassMark Burn-In test on it and it also passed.