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Those with Win 7 on an SSD - what are your typical boot times? After having installed all the programs you use regularly

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September 27, 2013 5:47:36 PM

My boot time from power on is 33 seconds. 30 if you only count from when the "Starting Windows" screen logo appears. From after 30/33 secs I can basically start opening programs and doing stuff.

I get the impression this initial boot time is slow? Was much faster before I installed everything non-essential.

- I went through Sean's Win 7 Optimization Guide for SSDs immeidately after installing Win 7 & drivers.
- As far as startup programs go, fairly sure I have no junk there: AVG antivirus tray, Comodo firewall tray, then some Intel/nVidia/sound driver stuff.
- SATA mode is AHCI, many suggest that anything else is slower
- Fast boot option on the mobo does not make a difference (think its only meant to apply to pre-windows loading boot time anyway, which is more or less instant, i.e., it gets to the windows loading screen immediately)
- I've run a MalwareBytes scan, CCleaner etc

I have

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 mobo
Samsung 840 Series 250GB,
2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM,
Win 7 Home Premium 64bit,
i5 3570k, 8GB RAM, GTX 670

Any ideas to speed ma rig up?
September 27, 2013 5:55:44 PM

There is a CPU meter in gadgets. After a boot up, I wait till it drops to zero. I consider that "fully booted up". I do love my SSD, I'll have to time it and report.
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September 28, 2013 3:37:34 AM

wdmfiber said:
There is a CPU meter in gadgets. After a boot up, I wait till it drops to zero. I consider that "fully booted up". I do love my SSD, I'll have to time it and report.


Hmm. If I wait for the CPU meter to drop to zero, then the total time would be closer to a minute.

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September 28, 2013 3:51:15 AM

Oh and in Event Viewer, Event Id 100, boot time is usually listed as 40-45 seconds.
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September 28, 2013 4:03:35 AM

do you have the ssd connected to a sata III port usually a white coloured one and a sata III cable?
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September 28, 2013 4:20:05 AM

Yes.

SATA3 cable? Thought that was just marketing.
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September 28, 2013 4:21:39 AM

they usually have a white trim on the connectors you should of got a couple with the motherboard
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September 28, 2013 6:05:00 AM

lokota2468 said:
Yes.

SATA3 cable? Thought that was just marketing.


Why would they market a Cable?

Sata3 refers to Sata 6.0GB/S. You need that with your SSD, also be sure to plug it in to a Sata3 port on your motherboard.
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September 28, 2013 6:22:10 AM

I timed it, 50 seconds. And that is an honest real world time, waiting till the meter drops to zero. And fair amount of programs installed (although not all are on the SSD). I'm still used to HDD only systems. My laptop or PC's at work, for example. So to me a 50 sec. boot time seems very snappy.

Windows 7 pro, Vertex 3
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