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My Laptop I/O gets Overloaded Too Easily - 25/Gnome

I've got a DELL Inspiron 5520 c 2012. It's a quad core with supposedly good hardware. When running I/O intensive apps, my DE gets slow and unresponsive and often crashes due to I/O overload, backlog, timeout etc. Is there anything I can do to speedup, streamline I/O under load. I suppose, I could put another Hybrid SSD in the DVD bay and configure RAID 0; but since the SATA bus is only capable of 600MB/s, I not sure this will even help.

Here's some of my hardware info:

[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07) 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4) [xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$

[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: dhcppc0 Kernel: 4.9.14-200.fc25.x86_64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.1)
           Desktop: Gnome 3.22.3 (Gtk 2.24.31)
           Distro: Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five)
Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 5520 v: A14
           Mobo: Dell model: 04G65K v: A02 UEFI: Dell v: A14 date: 05/13/2013
Battery    BAT1: charge: 38.5 Wh 99.9% condition: 38.5/48.8 Wh (79%)
           model: LGC DELL YKF0M25G status: Full
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3612QM (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 16761
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1203 MHz 2: 1303 MHz 3: 1203 MHz
           4: 1205 MHz 5: 1256 MHz 6: 1222 MHz 7: 1201 MHz 8: 1224 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: Fedora X.org 119.1 driver: N/A
           Resolution: 1360x768@59.80hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.9.14-200.fc25.x86_64
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: d4:be:d9:44:03:ce
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230
           driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 68:5d:43:7e:2e:1c
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (27.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM014 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 50G used: 17G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
           ID-2: /boot size: 976M used: 142M (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: /home size: 568G used: 228G (43%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-2
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 8.37GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4200
Info:      Processes: 281 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 1422.0/7853.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 6.3.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.431) inxi: 2.3.8 
[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$

My Laptop I/O gets Overloaded Too Easily - 25/Gnome

I've got a DELL Inspiron 5520 c 2012. It's a quad core with supposedly good hardware. When running I/O intensive apps, my DE gets slow and unresponsive and often crashes due to I/O overload, backlog, timeout etc. Is there anything I can do to speedup, streamline I/O under load. I suppose, I could put another Hybrid SSD in the DVD bay and configure RAID 0; but since the SATA bus is only capable of 600MB/s, I I'm not sure this will even help.

Here's some of my hardware info:

[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07) 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4) [xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$

[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: dhcppc0 Kernel: 4.9.14-200.fc25.x86_64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.1)
           Desktop: Gnome 3.22.3 (Gtk 2.24.31)
           Distro: Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five)
Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 5520 v: A14
           Mobo: Dell model: 04G65K v: A02 UEFI: Dell v: A14 date: 05/13/2013
Battery    BAT1: charge: 38.5 Wh 99.9% condition: 38.5/48.8 Wh (79%)
           model: LGC DELL YKF0M25G status: Full
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3612QM (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 16761
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1203 MHz 2: 1303 MHz 3: 1203 MHz
           4: 1205 MHz 5: 1256 MHz 6: 1222 MHz 7: 1201 MHz 8: 1224 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: Fedora X.org 119.1 driver: N/A
           Resolution: 1360x768@59.80hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.9.14-200.fc25.x86_64
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: d4:be:d9:44:03:ce
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230
           driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 68:5d:43:7e:2e:1c
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (27.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM014 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 50G used: 17G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
           ID-2: /boot size: 976M used: 142M (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: /home size: 568G used: 228G (43%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-2
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 8.37GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4200
Info:      Processes: 281 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 1422.0/7853.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 6.3.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.431) inxi: 2.3.8 
[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$

My Laptop I/O gets Overloaded Too Easily - 25/Gnome

I've got a DELL Inspiron 5520 c 2012. It's a quad core with supposedly good hardware. When running I/O intensive apps, my DE gets slow and unresponsive and often crashes due to I/O overload, backlog, timeout etc. Is there anything I can do to speedup, streamline I/O under load. I suppose, I could put another Hybrid SSD in the DVD bay and configure RAID 0; but since the SATA bus is only capable of 600MB/s, I'm not sure this will even help.

Here's some of my hardware info:

[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07) 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4) [xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$

[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: dhcppc0 Kernel: 4.9.14-200.fc25.x86_64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.1)
           Desktop: Gnome 3.22.3 (Gtk 2.24.31)
           Distro: Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five)
Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 5520 v: A14
           Mobo: Dell model: 04G65K v: A02 UEFI: Dell v: A14 date: 05/13/2013
Battery    BAT1: charge: 38.5 Wh 99.9% condition: 38.5/48.8 Wh (79%)
           model: LGC DELL YKF0M25G status: Full
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3612QM (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 16761
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1203 MHz 2: 1303 MHz 3: 1203 MHz
           4: 1205 MHz 5: 1256 MHz 6: 1222 MHz 7: 1201 MHz 8: 1224 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: Fedora X.org 119.1 driver: N/A
           Resolution: 1360x768@59.80hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.9.14-200.fc25.x86_64
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: d4:be:d9:44:03:ce
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230
           driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 68:5d:43:7e:2e:1c
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (27.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM014 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 50G used: 17G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
           ID-2: /boot size: 976M used: 142M (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: /home size: 568G used: 228G (43%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-2
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 8.37GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4200
Info:      Processes: 281 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 1422.0/7853.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 6.3.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.431) inxi: 2.3.8 
[xxxxx@xxxxx ~]$