What are the most important counters to monitor to troubleshoot disk performance ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been having a little bit of an issue recently with lag on my Win 7 laptop. I was trying to identify if this was a hard drive issue and was wondering which counters are the most important to monitor in the performance monitor when I am experiencing this issue.

    Specs include:

    • Windows 7 x64 Pro
    • Intel Core i7 Q 720
    • Geforce GTS 360M
    • 6GB Ram
    • Seagate Momentus 7200.4 SATA 3Gb/s 500-GB Hard Drive

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:34 PM


  • Visit Seagate support and download the SeaTools. Run the quick diagnostic to confirm that the drive is sound. I like to bootable CD version. Tests the drive while it's not in use.

    What's the WEI score overall and the drive score? Is that the lowest score?

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Wednesday, June 1, 2011 6:04 AM
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:39 AM