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April 17, 2014 2:15:09 PM

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Okay so people go on about there SSD boot up times, and it sounds great the amount of improvement that they get, but i have something to ask basically, i have a prebuilt computer, and im pretty sure i haev a standard HDD of 500gb, unless i got Raid installed or a hybrid which im not aware of, and my boot times from pressing the power button to the windows desktop range from 4.8 seconds to 7.1 seconds, and i dont see why id need an ssd to inprove that, if anyone pays attention to this thread ill post pictures if i can figure out why but id like to know why? and if i should include one with my new build im getting.

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a c 813 G Storage
April 17, 2014 2:20:31 PM

What OS? 7 secs on an HDD is pretty good.

But an SSD is not only for 'boot time'. It also speeds up any and all applications and documents that live on it, as well as proving to be more reliable. Add to that less noise and heat.
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April 17, 2014 2:27:01 PM

If you by any chance like to transfer files alot (& want speed!), video edit, or play games with loading screens that take a while- then an SSD would be an improvement over the HDD that you currently use.
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April 17, 2014 2:22:10 PM

USAFRet said:
What OS? 7 secs on an HDD is pretty good.

But an SSD is not only for 'boot time'. It also speeds up any and all applications and documents that live on it, as well as proving to be more reliable. Add to that less noise and heat.

Windows 8.1 Standard edition as far as i know
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April 17, 2014 2:29:53 PM

Optimumz said:
USAFRet said:
What OS? 7 secs on an HDD is pretty good.

But an SSD is not only for 'boot time'. It also speeds up any and all applications and documents that live on it, as well as proving to be more reliable. Add to that less noise and heat.

Windows 8.1 Standard edition as far as i know


I just tried it on my laptop (dual boot between 7 and 8.1) and for each part was much longer than 7 secs. Power on to OS choice, and then from selecting 8.1 to the desktop.
If you're seeing 5-7 secs power button to desktop...thats pretty good.
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April 17, 2014 2:32:46 PM

USAFRet said:
Optimumz said:
USAFRet said:
What OS? 7 secs on an HDD is pretty good.

But an SSD is not only for 'boot time'. It also speeds up any and all applications and documents that live on it, as well as proving to be more reliable. Add to that less noise and heat.

Windows 8.1 Standard edition as far as i know


I just tried it on my laptop (dual boot between 7 and 8.1) and for each part was much longer than 7 secs. Power on to OS choice, and then from selecting 8.1 to the desktop.
If you're seeing 5-7 secs power button to desktop...thats pretty good.


well i added some pictures to the first question if you wanna check them out. the boot time was 2.7 seconds it said and i added some pictures about what im running, if you need any more just let me know
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April 17, 2014 2:36:44 PM

SSDs are worth it. They'll make a top end system scream, and can even make lower end ones run much more smoothly. I'm still surprised at how fast a netbook with a single core atom processor at 1.66ghz improved after I put a SSD in it.
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April 17, 2014 2:36:59 PM

Optimumz said:


well i added some pictures to the first question if you wanna check them out. the boot time was 2.7 seconds it said and i added some pictures about what im running, if you need any more just let me know


2.7 seconds? It can't do that. Are we sure this is not simply coming out of sleep?
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April 17, 2014 2:38:23 PM

USAFRet said:
Optimumz said:


well i added some pictures to the first question if you wanna check them out. the boot time was 2.7 seconds it said and i added some pictures about what im running, if you need any more just let me know


2.7 seconds? It can't do that. Are we sure this is not simply coming out of sleep?

100% dude i restarted it to make sure, ill restart it again

I turned it off, then back on 5 minutes later. you can see the time and date from about 10 minutes ago from this update
http://http://imgur.com/qKOSRIl
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April 17, 2014 3:20:40 PM

Optimumz said:
USAFRet said:
Optimumz said:


well i added some pictures to the first question if you wanna check them out. the boot time was 2.7 seconds it said and i added some pictures about what im running, if you need any more just let me know


2.7 seconds? It can't do that. Are we sure this is not simply coming out of sleep?

100% dude i restarted it to make sure, ill restart it again

I turned it off, then back on 5 minutes later. you can see the time and date from about 10 minutes ago from this update
http://http://imgur.com/qKOSRIl


Question....how do you turn on the "Last BIOS Time" ?
I'm not seeing that in my Task Manager. 8.1 Pro.

However, Full power off and then reboot is quite fast in Win 8.1. (Low end Toshiba laptop)
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a c 813 G Storage
April 17, 2014 3:35:07 PM

NOTE: the dual boot may have something to do with this

Full power off to Windows boot logo - 10 secs
Full power off to dual boot selection - 20 secs, thence 7 secs to the desktop
Full power off to desktop - 27 secs

Also, that "Last BIOS Time" reading you see is apparently not available everywhere. I don't see it on my screen, nor do many other people.
http://superuser.com/questions/543039/last-bios-time-on...
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-U...

Also, that is the time it takes the BIOS to get itself together.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/window...
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April 17, 2014 3:44:27 PM

USAFRet said:
NOTE: the dual boot may have something to do with this

Full power off to Windows boot logo - 10 secs
Full power off to dual boot selection - 20 secs, thence 7 secs to the desktop
Full power off to desktop - 27 secs

Also, that "Last BIOS Time" reading you see is apparently not available everywhere. I don't see it on my screen, nor do many other people.
http://superuser.com/questions/543039/last-bios-time-on...
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-U...

Also, that is the time it takes the BIOS to get itself together.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/window...


i can honestly say it doesnt take much longer, maybe less than half a second to get from the windows loading, to my desktop, i basically just wanted to find out if i should just stick this HDD in my new hardware andhave an aditional 1tb drive for more stuff or will it be slower in different hardware?
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April 17, 2014 3:52:26 PM

Optimumz said:

i can honestly say it doesnt take much longer, maybe less than half a second to get from the windows loading, to my desktop, i basically just wanted to find out if i should just stick this HDD in my new hardware andhave an aditional 1tb drive for more stuff or will it be slower in different hardware?


Shouldn't be slower in other hardware, given the same OS.
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April 17, 2014 3:54:43 PM

It's just boot times and launch times for applications after that the differences are too small..spend that extra 100 dollars that will have direct impact on your performance like gpu...
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April 17, 2014 4:53:44 PM

dpassenger97 said:
It's just boot times and launch times for applications after that the differences are too small..spend that extra 100 dollars that will have direct impact on your performance like gpu...


That completely depends on how you use the PC. Not every PC is a gaming PC that needs another $100 for the GPU.
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