The following tips are to be used at your own risk.
Disable the NTFS Last Access Time Stamp
When Windows accesses a directory on an NTFS volume, it updates the LastAccess time stamp on each directory it detects. Therefore, if there are a large number of directories, this can affect performance.
To disable or enable it, please update your registry key with the following information and then restart for the change to take effect.
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem] Value Name: NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value) Value Data: (1 = disable, 0 = enable)