View Full Version : HDD Usage through the roof when going into new areas

10-24-2014, 05:16 AM
Basically, whenever I start the game, HDD usage goes at 100% and the game has a really choppy FPS and textures and models seem to load slowly. I usually have to leave it like this 5-10 minutes and HDD usage goes back to normal again. I also get 100% HDD Usage whenever I go into areas I haven't seen before ( I assume this is because the game loads textures and models that haven't been loaded into the game in the currrent session ) .

System Specs

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro X64
Intel Core2Quad Q8300 3,1 GHz
Geforce GTS 250 1 GB Video RAM
WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 Hard Drive. 250 GB , 7200 RPM, 8MB Buffer. Full specs here : http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/931/~/specifications-for-the-250-gb-special-edition-eide-drive-(model-wd2500jb,

Steps already taken to try and solve this :
1. I've disabled Windows Defender that has been reported to cause similar problems at other users.
After checking resource monitor archeage.exe is the process that gets the HDD usage at 100% not any Windows Defender process.

2. Ran CHKDSK on both my partitions ( same hard drive ) .

What can I do ?