Why is my HDD partition so slow on windows?

Why is my HDD partition so slow on windows?

StackMasher
Sep 25, 2017
I installed windows 7 on my ssd so I can play GTA, and made a 200GiB partition on my hdd to put gta 5 on. When I’m on Linux the hdd is blazingly fast, I’d say it’s almost as fast as the ssd. But on windows the bar at the top of the file explorer has to load, it freezes a lot, and GTA takes forever to even start. I can’t even delete a fucking file without waiting

Windows is better my ass, what can I do to fix this?

edit: the hdd partition was fat32, I tried reformatting it to ntfs and nothing changed

» 2 Answers

  • gnmmarechal
    Sep 26, 2017
    It's definitely not blazingly fast on Linux. The SSD is still far faster. On the other hand, well.... I know what you mean. My laptop takes as much time to boot and be ready on Linux than my desktop to boot Windows from an SSD. Windows is not... incredible.
  • StackMasher
    Sep 26, 2017
    @gnmmarechal I don't have a problem with the boot time, it's slower than linux but at least it's bearable compared to accessing the HDD. It's pretty sad windows can't read a bunch of metadata about files in a folder without freezing, but I set out to play GTA and that's what I'm going to do