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After install of windows 7 Home premium Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD takes 5 minutes to boot

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April 10, 2014 6:47:08 PM

I recently added a new SSD (Sandisk Ultra Plus 256 GB) and installed windows 7 Home Premium. I have a Biostar TA 970 Motherboard with a UEFI Bios.It seems to function Properly except for the time it takes to boot. About 5 Minutes. Has anyone had this problem?
Is there something I need to configure in the Bios. Please Help.

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April 10, 2014 7:17:43 PM

I striped 5 sec off of an old laptop with that.

Make sure TRIM is enabled.

Make sure the SSD is not on a SATA 2 port if the MOB has one. The will drop speed by 3GB/S.
If you are running AVG get rid of it. AVG stalled my boot time by 40sec.
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Make sure the SSD is set to ACHI. It may have changed in the BIOS somehow.

See if you have Quick/Fast boot enabled in BIOS.
April 10, 2014 7:21:34 PM

google "ssd optimization" and check out the first acticle that comes up. should be by hopefully u can find something in there that can help. so many factors to consider that its really hard to say what could be the prob. they seem very helpful on that site so check their forums too. good luck, guy!
April 10, 2014 9:26:37 PM

my favorite is to download PC-BSD in iso make a DVD and format the drive without installing anything
once formated turn off power and then re-install windows
if you are a windows user there is a load of crap building up that isn't caught by windows, cuz winblows likes to build up crap.
your drive should be bigger or at least closer to the size it is supposed to be and faster with less crap on it lovingley called "formating the crap out of it"
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