SSD slow bootup & WEI only 5.9 ?? Tags: SSD Boot Gigabyte Storage Last response: March 26, 2012 5:34 PM in Storage Share windzstriker March 24, 2012 9:09:49 AM Hi Guys... My SSD is ADATA S501. 120GB. Everytime I boot up my PC, it is definitely not the speed of a SSD I would say. It stops at the Gigabyte boot screen for a good 18secs ----> Black W7 for 4 secs ----> Welcome screen for 10 secs ----> (Then while loading the desktop, it is a black screen for a good 16secs again) I would say the Gigabyte screen & black screen as mention above is not satisfactory. Any thing wrong here ? Caus I remember when my computer just got fixed up, the startup isn't this slow, this happen only after like a few weeks later. And my Windows Experience Index for the Primary HDD is only 5.9 . More about : ssd slow bootup wei | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove SkyWalker1726 March 24, 2012 9:18:59 AM are u sure u installed the win on ur SSD ? | Report abuse windzstriker March 24, 2012 4:19:31 PM SkyWalker1726 said:are u sure u installed the win on ur SSD ? Ya.................My C drive primary drive is the SSD. | Report abuse anort3 Storage Expert March 24, 2012 5:59:21 PM What is the rest of your hardware? When people get a 5.9 it usually means they have installed the SSD in IDE mode and not AHCI like you are supposed to. Post number 7 in the link explains how to fix this without reinstalling Windows. http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/29089-cha... | Report abuse windzstriker March 26, 2012 4:57:10 PM anort3 said:What is the rest of your hardware? When people get a 5.9 it usually means they have installed the SSD in IDE mode and not AHCI like you are supposed to. Post number 7 in the link explains how to fix this without reinstalling Windows. http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/29089-cha... Hi, I went to the website and stuck at the modifying data value step. i right click and the "modify" option was not available for clicking. I went to Gigabyte Intergrated Touch Bios and under the "PCH Sata Control Mode", it was set to IDE, does this mean my SSD is in IDE mode ? or how can I check if my SSD is in IDE mode ? | Report abuse anort3 Storage Expert March 26, 2012 5:34:03 PM Yes your SATA ports are in IDE mode. They should be in AHCI mode for an SSD. Here is a more detailed fix. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>SSD slow bootup & WEI only 5.9 ??> Related ressources: ForumSlow bootup on transfering OS to a larger SSD ForumSlow bootup after moving OS to a new SSD ForumSlow bootup ! (see vid in thread) ForumSSD slow on bootup after a week? ForumWindows7 clean installed but really slow bootup and shutdown! ForumVery slow boot times after adding hard disc to system with SSD boot dr ForumNew SSD build SLOW boot ForumSsd and hdd on bootup ForumMy SSD is too slow : help please! ForumSamsung 830 Series SSD SLOW now ForumPC boot-up speed vs processor type ForumDying SSD or I'm just dumb?? ForumUnusually slow UEFI Boot Time ForumWindows 7 takes abnormally long to get past splash screen (on SSD ) ForumSSD possible addition with OEM windows? ForumExtremely slow hardware bootup ForumExtremely slow hardware scan on bootup ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumBuying SSD under £100. Trusted advice? ForumSSD Boot Drive? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !