Thursday, September 6, 2007

Does GDS slows my hard disk?

I've a encountred a strange problems that when Google Desktop Search is running on my PC (which it almost always is), my hard disk's read speed is about 1/6th of the normal speed. I'll contact google to see if this is a known issue. I'm using several HD benchmark tools to test the speed, most notably Simpli Software's Hd Tach.

Here are screenshots of my disk's speed with and without GDS running.


  1. May be it's a temporary state when the GDS is indexing new data.

  2. Well, Google Help was very helpful. The guys there suggested that i uninstall GDS and all the plugins, and then re-install GDS.

    Worked like a charm! All hail google support.


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