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Nitro 5 1tb intel 5 very slow almost always at 100% disk usage

npehlkenpehlke Posts: 5Member New User
edited August 14 in Nitro and Aspire Gaming
I have purchased this computer a while back and it has always been slow. I have already tried clean installs and updated bios and drivers for everything. Hard drive is almost always at 100%. This is the Intel 5 gen 8 with the 1TB hard drive. Would upgrading the HDD to a SATA SSD resolve this issue? I feel that the main issue is that the HDD has a horrible read and write and that may be the issue?

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  • andylbandylb Posts: 722Member Seasoned Specialist
    edited August 14
    If your disc usage is at 100% look in the Task Manager and see what is hogging your disc and it should be pretty obvious. Post a screen shot here. This is mine almost at rest your disc usage should be similar


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  • B4ttleSkyB4ttleSky Posts: 122Member Die Hard
    andylb said:
    If your disc usage is at 100% look in the Task Manager and see what is hogging your disc and it should be pretty obvious. Post a screen shot here. This is mine almost at rest your disc usage should be similar


    what the app u using with the predator icon in the toolbar
  • npehlkenpehlke Posts: 5Member New User
    andylb said:
    If your disc usage is at 100% look in the Task Manager and see what is hogging your disc and it should be pretty obvious. Post a screen shot here. This is mine almost at rest your disc usage should be similar


    I'm not home rn to take a screen shot, bit the weird thing is it never shows any thing using up the disk. The load times are terrible too. It's been like this out of the box. I'll take a screen shot when I get back home.
  • B4ttleSkyB4ttleSky Posts: 122Member Die Hard
    npehlke said:
    andylb said:
    If your disc usage is at 100% look in the Task Manager and see what is hogging your disc and it should be pretty obvious. Post a screen shot here. This is mine almost at rest your disc usage should be similar


    I'm not home rn to take a screen shot, bit the weird thing is it never shows any thing using up the disk. The load times are terrible too. It's been like this out of the box. I'll take a screen shot when I get back home.
    i would suggest you to get an SSD... i fixed the same issue by adding an ssd
  • andylbandylb Posts: 722Member Seasoned Specialist
    @B4ttleSky That's my Predator Quartermaster app for my Predator gaming mouse 

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  • ActiveActive Posts: 8Member New User
    100% disk usage is a common issue. SSD is much faster, then HDD. But you can improve the performance of your HDD. Check out this topic:
    https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/546281/can-someone-please-help-me-fix-my-100-disk-being-used-nitro-an515-51, or look troubleshoot on google.


  • npehlkenpehlke Posts: 5Member New User
    Active said:
    That forum didnt help much at all, OP didnt get his working properly in that lol
    I've done fresh installs and updated all drivers manually from their websites. I've returned the first one I bought due to this and an issue with the track pad going crazy. 
  • npehlkenpehlke Posts: 5Member New User
    andylb said:
    If your disc usage is at 100% look in the Task Manager and see what is hogging your disc and it should be pretty obvious. Post a screen shot here. This is mine almost at rest your disc usage should be similar



  • npehlkenpehlke Posts: 5Member New User
    Active said:
    That forum didnt help much at all, OP didnt get his working properly in that lol
    I've done fresh installs and updated all drivers manually from their websites. I've returned the first one I bought due to this and an issue with the track pad going crazy. Then I got this one which the track pad issue didnt happen untill it was out of the return policy so now in stuck with a paper weight 
  • andylbandylb Posts: 722Member Seasoned Specialist
    We are not Acer employees and we give of our free time to try and share what knowledge we have. I suggest you contact Acer support for your region. Have a good day

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