HDD loads incredibly slower than SDD

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Hi, I'm posting a problem for my girlfriend's laptop.

Brand: MSI
Model: GL62M 7REX
OS: Windows 10
SSD: 128GB
HDD: 1TB

We're both gamers. We've ignored this situation since we've got the laptop, it's relatively new (December-January) because we figured we'd just use the SSD for strictly gaming and the HDD for excess such as music, favorites, pictures, storage, etc.

It's becoming a problem that we're wanting to try different games but their size is too large. Her games run fine, we play extremely old games so graphics are not the issue. However, when we do anything (and I mean anything: from transferring simple files to loading screens on games) it takes EXTREMELY long (about twice as long as loading anything onto the SDD).

I've read through some topics on tomshardware about bloatware and situations of high disk usage but those do not seem to be the case.

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas to solving this issue or has encountered this type of issue and used any of their following solutions.

My last resort of fixing her laptop is to pay a PC Tech in a Computer store to load the laptop, and possibly take apart the laptop to see if there's any faulty parts internally.

Let me know please!
 

USAFRet

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Well...the HDD IS slower than the SSD.
Much slower.

"Twice as long" is not an unreasonable figure.

1. Bloatware, if it is in there, will be an issue.
2. How full is the SSD? 128GB is rather slim.
3. What OS is this?
 

Imacflier

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That sound to me like the normal difference between SSD speed and HDD speed. If that were not the case why bother with an SSD. You might measure your SDD speed and see if it is abnormally slow....defragging your HDD might also help. But I suspect it is working just as would be expected.

You could always replace your HDD with a second SSD.

Larry
 

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We tried loading the new game Warhammer: Verminitide 2 onto her HDD - which took about 2-3 hours (28 GB) and loading the actual game did not work at all. We waited 10 minutes after starting the game from the launcher and it did not load.

My PC loads the actual game in about 2 minutes, but over 10 minutes seems a bit too much..

1. Should be no bloatware.
2. It's fairly filled considering our game uses DLCs and add-ons, roughly 10% space left.
3. OS stated above as Windows 10.
 

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We chose the one that was the most appealing to her and it was this one. The SSD and HDD were already in the laptop. Defragging is set to happen weekly on her laptop so defragging wasn't the issue unfortunately.

Replacing the HDD with an SSD may be a viable option, but would like to see if there's anything we can do without spending any more money.

Thanks for your reply.
 

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Appreciate it - I do try to tell her to keep her SSD to that fair amount but she tends to forget to delete the add-ons we don't use anymore so they just ball up on her SSD.

Will try that and reply back to you.

Thank you for your reply.
 

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System Information
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Serial Number: 9S716J9621896ZH9001185
Product Name: GL62M 7REX
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Ver.1709(OS build 16299.309)
Windows Product Key: J2QDR
HDI Build: ZS7-1799RM4-CSP 4.0.B14.7.0.2
BIOS Version: E16J9IMS.31A
BIOS Release Date: 2017/07/11
EC Version: N/A
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
Memory: 8192 MB @ 1200 MHz
- 8192 MB, DDR4-2400, Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CRC
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4096 MB
Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 630, 1024 MB
VBIOS Version: 86.07.2b.00.15,4194304
Drive: SSD, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000, 119.24 GB
Drive: HDD, HGST HTS541010B7E610, 931.51 GB
Network: Qualcomm Atheros AR8171/8175 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)
Network: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
Network: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
SHIFT mode: ComfortMode
Power Plan: Power Scheme GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (Balanced)

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Vulkan Run Time Libraries 1.0.42.0 , 1.0.42.0 ,
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Additional Runtime - 11.0.61030 , 11.0.61030 , 20171203
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 x64 Minimum Runtime - 14.0.24215 , 14.0.24215 , 20171203
AudioLaunchpad Install Configurator , 2.3.2101 , 20170623
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 , 9.0.30729.6161 , 20171203
Office 16 Click-to-Run Licensing Component , 16.0.9029.2167 , 20180302
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005 , 12.0.21005 , 20171203
CheckDevices Install Configurator , 2.3.2101 , 20170623
Microsoft VC++ redistributables repacked. , 12.0.0.0 , 20170623
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime - 12.0.21005 , 12.0.21005 , 20171203
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Microsoft HEVC Media Extension Installation for Microsoft.HEVCVideoExtension_1.0.2512.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe (x64) , 1.0.0.0 , 20180105
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Nvidia Share , 3.13.0.85 , 20180227
LauncherSetup Install , 2.3.2101 , 20170623
SonicMapper Install Configurator , 2.3.2101 , 20170623
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Minimum Runtime - 11.0.61030 , 11.0.61030 , 20171203
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Avast Free Antivirus , 18.2.2328 ,
Diablo II , 0.0.0.0 ,
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Norton Security Scan , 4.6.1.103 , 20171204
Razer Chroma SDK Core Components , 2.8.6 ,
Rockstar Games Social Club , 1.2.2.0 ,
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Windows Hotfix
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KB4053577 , Security Update , 20180109
KB4054022 , Update , 20180105
KB4056887 , Security Update , 20180110
KB4057247 , Update , 20180105
KB4058702 , Update , 20180105
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KB4088785 , Security Update , 20180314
KB4090914 , Update , 20180314
KB4088776 , Security Update , 20180314

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OS Activation
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Name: Windows(R), Core edition
Description: Windows(R) Operating System, OEM_DM channel
License Status: Licensed

I took out some personal information but this is from the diagnostic I ran from exporting the system information. From what I can see, there's not much I can describe myself as I don't know much about computers.
 

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Okay, thank you for your time and information.
 
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