I’m having a system stuttering problem when my hard drive (WD20EARS) spins up. The hard drive is being used as a storage drive and whenever it gets accessed after no/little use, the entire system will freeze and all audio/video will stutter. I can hear the hard drive head start moving. It will happen will watching videos, listening to music or just accessing the drive with windows explorer.
I thought it may have been a LLC issue, but the problem persists after setting “wdidle3 /d”. I’ve updated all my drivers. I’ve removed all other drives. No problem with just my boot drive installed.
The only way to prevent the stuttering is changing the Advance Power Settings > Turn off hard disk after > Never, but this causes the drive to constantly spin at max. speed creating noise (doesn’t this defeat the purpose of a GREEN drive?).
Is there a fix or is this a common issue?
hdd0: Corsair F40 SSD