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Will a 5 year old HDD slow down the SSD boot time?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

Yesterday was tinkering around with my build that I just done it few days ago, I try ask help but it seems no solution for my case.

 

But I realize that my 5 year old HDD have a significant slow writing and read speed with around 800kbps and sometimes might have weird sound, it is a piece from my Lenovo Y410P that died out on me. The HDD act as the mass storage for me, most of the game I installed there as I only have 128GB SSD which is the boot drive. My game is stuttering all the time when I tried to play Apex Legends and CoD Warzone.

 

When I plug off the HDD SATA from the MoBo, I realize my Windows 10 boot up extremely fast compared to the HDD are plugged on but I don't have games on my boot drive, so I can't try will the game stutter or not.

 

Windows trying to fix the HDD few times during the boot up screen

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3 minutes ago, BigDaddy23 said:

Windows trying to fix the HDD few times during the boot up screen

Weird noise could be a sign of potential drive failure, also Windows trying to fix the drive means potentially corrupt files. As long as OS files are not tied written to your HDD it would not slow down the SSD and boot time. But based on the info provided I would highly recommend backing up your HDD and running CrystalDiskMark (free software) to asses your disk health, it sounds like you might have a dying hard drive on your hands.


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11 minutes ago, TheDailyProcrastinator said:

Weird noise could be a sign of potential drive failure, also Windows trying to fix the drive means potentially corrupt files. As long as OS files are not tied written to your HDD it would not slow down the SSD and boot time. But based on the info provided I would highly recommend backing up your HDD and running CrystalDiskMark (free software) to asses your disk health, it sounds like you might have a dying hard drive on your hands.

If the drive is literally failing to the point of not responding properly then it most certainly will slow boot and potentially hang it completely.

Depending on severity it can hang even at POST/BIOS/UEFI as if it sees a drive but then is not getting the response it expects, it doesn't know what to do about it.


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2 hours ago, BigDaddy23 said:

Hi,

 

Yesterday was tinkering around with my build that I just done it few days ago, I try ask help but it seems no solution for my case.

 

But I realize that my 5 year old HDD have a significant slow writing and read speed with around 800kbps and sometimes might have weird sound, it is a piece from my Lenovo Y410P that died out on me. The HDD act as the mass storage for me, most of the game I installed there as I only have 128GB SSD which is the boot drive. My game is stuttering all the time when I tried to play Apex Legends and CoD Warzone.

 

When I plug off the HDD SATA from the MoBo, I realize my Windows 10 boot up extremely fast compared to the HDD are plugged on but I don't have games on my boot drive, so I can't try will the game stutter or not.

 

Windows trying to fix the HDD few times during the boot up screen

From the details you've given, it's definitely a corrupted HDD or a dying HDD. As the SSD is the boot drive and the HDD is not. So, this should not slow down either the SSD or the boot time. My advice to get back your boot time and still use the HDD is to go to the bios setup during booting and go to the boot option and remove the HDD from booting preferences. This disables searching for the HDD for boot files and makes your SSD the first priority. This might solve your Boot time problem. For the stuttering, I advice you to clean up your HDD by using some software and check for HDD failure and try repairing it. Or just buy a new HDD from BestBuy. I'll give the links for some HDDs. 

 

Link for some HDD models: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-barracuda-2tb-internal-sata-hard-drive-for-desktops/6344172.p?skuId=6344172

 

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5 hours ago, TheDailyProcrastinator said:

Weird noise could be a sign of potential drive failure, also Windows trying to fix the drive means potentially corrupt files. As long as OS files are not tied written to your HDD it would not slow down the SSD and boot time. But based on the info provided I would highly recommend backing up your HDD and running CrystalDiskMark (free software) to asses your disk health, it sounds like you might have a dying hard drive on your hands.

Thanks for the advice, this is what show up after installed the software. Means the HDD almost time up?

 

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2 hours ago, vidyasager162 said:

From the details you've given, it's definitely a corrupted HDD or a dying HDD. As the SSD is the boot drive and the HDD is not. So, this should not slow down either the SSD or the boot time. My advice to get back your boot time and still use the HDD is to go to the bios setup during booting and go to the boot option and remove the HDD from booting preferences. This disables searching for the HDD for boot files and makes your SSD the first priority. This might solve your Boot time problem. For the stuttering, I advice you to clean up your HDD by using some software and check for HDD failure and try repairing it. Or just buy a new HDD from BestBuy. I'll give the links for some HDDs. 

 

Link for some HDD models: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-barracuda-2tb-internal-sata-hard-drive-for-desktops/6344172.p?skuId=6344172

 

Thanks man, I am living outside of United States. I had purchased online 1TB of WD Blue HDD and waiting to get my parcel during these social distancing period. It is always make me so envy to see the PC parts in the states are cheaper than other country. Lol...

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5 hours ago, BigDaddy23 said:

Thanks man, I am living outside of United States. I had purchased online 1TB of WD Blue HDD and waiting to get my parcel during these social distancing period. It is always make me so envy to see the PC parts in the states are cheaper than other country. Lol...

Yeah man... I'm outside the states too actually way outside.. i'm from India and here, Any accessories mainly hard drives ain't so cheap like in the states. Happy to help and good job for choosing 1TB variant.

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11 hours ago, BigDaddy23 said:

Thanks for the advice, this is what show up after installed the software. Means the HDD almost time up?

Yup, it's failing, that's what is causing the hang up and prompting windows disk repair, I would make sure you have a copy of all the data and replace it ASAP. 


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