First off, my PC specs:
- Windows 10, 64 bit
- 128GB SanDisk SSD (running OS)
- HDD #1 - 2TB Toshiba HDD (this currently has my gaming programs (Steam, GOG Galaxy, Origin, UPlay, etc.) on it and some music and movies)
- HDD #2 - 2TB Toshiba HDD (this just has primarily TV shows on it for streaming through Plex)
- 8GB ram
- Intel i5 3570 processor
- MSI Nvidia GTX 970
So I just bought a new WD Black 2TB HDD. My intention was to dedicate this drive to gaming, so move all my downloaded Steam games and all gaming applications to this drive, leaving the other 2TB hard drive (HDD #1) to be dedicated to movie storage.
I've installed a couple of hard drives before so have a reasonable understanding of what I am doing. My motherboard only has 2 SATAIII ports and 4 SATAII ports. I wanted to run the new WD HDD in a SATAIII port, figuring it will allow it to process data more quickly. I had to remove HDD #1 from a SATAIII port (the other SATAIII port taken by the SSD) and relocate it to a spare SATAII port. I then installed the new WD HDD into the now spare SATAIII port.
Once I booted up, the PC had no problem locating HDD #1. As usual I formatted the new drive to get it working as usual. So, so far I've only installed Steam and GOG Galaxy onto the new WD drive. I figured this is a quick drive so these programs should boot pretty quickly. Unfortunately I seem to be wrong, both of these programs take a few minutes to run from the new drive, where as when they were being booted from HDD #1 they were much much quicker.
My question is, after that run down of what I've done, have I made a mistake somewhere, or is there any reason this new drive seems to be booting my programs so slowly?
Thanks PC community in advance.