Hi guys, I’ve got a bit of weird question; I’ve never run into this problem with windows before.
I’ve got a system that has 3 drives on it:
C: has OS and small programs (SATA SSD)
D: long term storage of mainly pictures and some games (HDD)
F: fast drive for editing photos on (NVME SSD)
Recently I’ve had a problem where the HDD will slow to almost stopping with simple file transfers after editing photos. I’ve been waiting for hours just to get a 10GB transfer done. My thoughts are that the HDD is failing, and I need to get my data off ASAP, but the thing that’s weird is that it effects more than just the files located on the HDD. When I do the transfer, it will make my entire system freeze within about 2 mins of starting the transfer.
So I guess my question is, am I correct in my diagnosis of a failing HDD, and what would make it so the rest of the system basically crashes when that’s located on a different drive?