System hang waiting for disk [might be just a rant]


fruh

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Hi all, my windows is installed on an SSD and in my system I also have an HDD for other data. Is it normal behaviour for windows to hang (the cursor doesn't move, everything in the user interface freezes) for (half a) second while the HDD spins up when I open something in that drive? Of course it only happens if the drive was spun-down.

I mean, probably the answer is yes and the reason why it goes like that is that windows sucks, since I see no reason why the system should hang instead of showing the loading cursor if it's waiting for a non-system drive to wake up. But who knows.

(Please avoid telling me off-topic things like setting the HDD to never spin down etc, it's just not the point)

Thanks to anyone who will try to help :)
 
Windows Build/Version
W11 22000.708

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell g5 5590
    CPU
    intel 9th gen
    Memory
    8GB LOL
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia
    Hard Drives
    C: nVME kioxia SSD
    D: SATA toshiba HDD
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender (if it hasn't been disabled yet)
I have a 512GB SSD in my new Desktop, added a 2TB HDD and see the same thing. I only need the 2TB for additional storage so that few seconds are not an OCD issue but maybe some of the Power Options may need adjusting. I haven't thought about how Indexing is affecting it yet.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
I have a 512GB SSD in my new Desktop, added a 2TB HDD and see the same thing. I only need the 2TB for additional storage so that few seconds are not an OCD issue but maybe some of the Power Options may need adjusting.

Again, power options need no adjusting, it's just ridiculous how badly windows sucks given how big microsoft is (and how much windows costs to buy).
Thank you for telling your experience tho
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell g5 5590
    CPU
    intel 9th gen
    Memory
    8GB LOL
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia
    Hard Drives
    C: nVME kioxia SSD
    D: SATA toshiba HDD
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender (if it hasn't been disabled yet)
Again, power options need no adjusting, it's just ridiculous how badly windows sucks given how big microsoft is (and how much windows costs to buy).
Thank you for telling your experience tho
Might be time to start thinking about ssd's. the price have dropped for the smaller capacity drives. The 1tb can be had for £70
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    3900x
    Motherboard
    Asus 570 plus
    Memory
    32
    Graphics Card(s)
    Rtx 2070
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    samsung 4k 28"
    Screen Resolution
    1900x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1 gb nvme
    PSU
    Corsair 650w
    Case
    midi tower
    Cooling
    Watercooled
    Keyboard
    rgb wireless
    Mouse
    wireless logitech
    Internet Speed
    50m
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink
    CPU
    Amd ryzen 5 5600H (Cezanne)
    Motherboard
    beelink
    Memory
    32 gig
    Graphics card(s)
    Vega
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    samsung 4k
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1tb nvme
    PSU
    12v
    Case
    mini pc
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    wireless logitech
    Keyboard
    rgb wireless
    Internet Speed
    50m
    Browser
    edge
    Antivirus
    windows defender
Might be time to start thinking about ssd's. the price have dropped for the smaller capacity drives. The 1tb can be had for £70

I do agree with you, still not the point though. Windows is too much of a mess, SSD or not
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell g5 5590
    CPU
    intel 9th gen
    Memory
    8GB LOL
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia
    Hard Drives
    C: nVME kioxia SSD
    D: SATA toshiba HDD
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender (if it hasn't been disabled yet)
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