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February 22, 2013 12:15:21 PM

After i log into windows 7, take about 10 seconds till it gets to a blank screen then after about another 20 seconds it boots windows right up. Is that normal or ok?? something messing up somewhere?? I do have the ssd its on as the second boot priority under the cd rom drive

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February 22, 2013 12:17:54 PM

Install Windows on your SSD and you'll be impressed with boot-up times!
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February 22, 2013 12:24:04 PM

That does seem a little slow. What SSD do you have?
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February 22, 2013 12:46:01 PM

That's a little on the sluggish side - couple be linked to motherboard/BIOS, mine has one that is constantly trying to get me to setup a RAID since I have 2 drives - 1 SSD for the OS and 1 HDD for storage.

Was AHCI enabled when you installed windows? Were other drives connected at the time of install?
February 22, 2013 12:51:47 PM

aford10 said:
That does seem a little slow. What SSD do you have?

my rig is Asus maximus V formula/thunderfx i7 2600k @3.4 ghz Corsair Vengeance 32 gig @ 1333 evga GTx 660 ti sc but not oc OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 Max IOPS 2.5" Solid State Drive - 120GB, SATA III 6Gbps (windows saved to this) and a seagate barracuda 1tb
February 22, 2013 12:54:06 PM

game junky said:
That's a little on the sluggish side - couple be linked to motherboard/BIOS, mine has one that is constantly trying to get me to setup a RAID since I have 2 drives - 1 SSD for the OS and 1 HDD for storage.

Was AHCI enabled when you installed windows? Were other drives connected at the time of install?


I am not sure if it was enabled. Im a noob at this, please forgive me. What kind of drives are we talking about? but i dont think so...
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February 22, 2013 1:42:38 PM

Look in the BIOS. There is sometimes an option for fast or quick boot. If you have it, make sure it's enabled.

You can find the AHCI setting, usually under the integrated peripherals section of the BIOS.
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February 22, 2013 3:10:40 PM

Just Download AS SSD, install and then Open progrm. Do NOT need to run benchmark. Just look at upper left and you should ee:
.. FW - Advisable to use latest version. Also for SSDs might want to verify your BIOS ver is up to date.
.. Driver - You do NOT want to See pcide = BAD" if you do see this need to fix it, will post link
.. Aglinment - Want to see "OK" for SSDs this is important from both a standpoint of Performance and Longevity.

AS SSD: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Benchmarks/AS-SSD-B...
For info on as ssd, see: http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?download_id=...

If you see pcide = Bad.
.. DO NOT change in bios, first do
Go to link and select either "fix it for Me" or Let me fix it myself"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
Then after the OS is "fixed", then
reboot, go to bios and flip ide -> ahci
February 23, 2013 11:35:50 AM

everything said ok in the top left corner
score of 169 read and 205 write at a total of 457 but what it means i have no idea
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February 23, 2013 12:04:00 PM

That score is about what I'd expect if you where on a SATA II port, or a 3rd party controller.

You SSD should be on the INTEL Sata III port, one of the two ports just below the Black two ports.
The bottom 4 are Asmeadia controller.
February 23, 2013 4:46:05 PM

RetiredChief said:
That score is about what I'd expect if you where on a SATA II port, or a 3rd party controller.

You SSD should be on the INTEL Sata III port, one of the two ports just below the Black two ports.
The bottom 4 are Asmeadia controller.

I switched the ssd and hdd to the first two ports under the black ones and got a lil jump to 488 everything is still reading ok do i need to change the AHCI settings??
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February 23, 2013 5:46:03 PM

What driver was shown in AS SSD,
Ideally it should be an intel driver, ie mine is iaSTor.
But to give you an Idea, my Crucial M4 and Samsung 830 overall as ssd score are in the 700's. My 840 pro is on the low side at around 1100 as I understand that on the Newer Z77 chipset it scores in the 1200's.

OK here's my M4 (laptop). My 830 on i5-2500K was 730 (Replaced with the Samsung 840 Pro.


Not a lover of SF22xx Based SSDs, anyway I'd expect a score close to the 700's
I do have 2 agility III 120 gig SSDs which score around 398
February 25, 2013 10:12:06 AM

RetiredChief said:
What driver was shown in AS SSD,
Ideally it should be an intel driver, ie mine is iaSTor.
But to give you an Idea, my Crucial M4 and Samsung 830 overall as ssd score are in the 700's. My 840 pro is on the low side at around 1100 as I understand that on the Newer Z77 chipset it scores in the 1200's.

OK here's my M4 (laptop). My 830 on i5-2500K was 730 (Replaced with the Samsung 840 Pro.
http://i55.tinypic.com/nbq5xj.jpg

Not a lover of SF22xx Based SSDs, anyway I'd expect a score close to the 700's
I do have 2 agility III 120 gig SSDs which score around 398

i will check and see what driver it is when i get home. do i need to unplug my hdd??
and another random question, after downloading windows 7, drivers and updates i see that it has taken up 90gigs on my ssd, is that to much?? one game and drivers for the blu ray player are on a hdd

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February 25, 2013 11:05:01 AM
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120 gig SSD
Formated = about 112 gigs
-15 % = 111 - 94 Gigs and 20% = 88 gigs
Min Unused space, 94 gigs, recommended unused (free) is 88 gigs.
This unused space is so that wearleaveling, garbage collector and trim can work their magic.

To reduce space used Savings based on a system using 8 gigs of ram:
1) disable hibernation - save about 7 gigs
2) page file/virtual memory, Set min and max to the same value recommend 1024 mb - saves about 11 gigs
3) Take control of restore points. each restor point takes about 300 mb - 10 restore points = 3 gigs. With win 7 I disable and rely on the system image which is saved to a HDD. Control panel, back up ** should do this anyway even if you d not disable restore points. If nothing else reduce the size that restore points can use.
TOTAL savings = approx 18 gigs.

For the first 2, just google as a topic
March 2, 2013 8:27:29 PM

RetiredChief said:
120 gig SSD
Formated = about 112 gigs
-15 % = 111 - 94 Gigs and 20% = 88 gigs
Min Unused space, 94 gigs, recommended unused (free) is 88 gigs.
This unused space is so that wearleaveling, garbage collector and trim can work their magic.

To reduce space used Savings based on a system using 8 gigs of ram:
1) disable hibernation - save about 7 gigs
2) page file/virtual memory, Set min and max to the same value recommend 1024 mb - saves about 11 gigs
3) Take control of restore points. each restor point takes about 300 mb - 10 restore points = 3 gigs. With win 7 I disable and rely on the system image which is saved to a HDD. Control panel, back up ** should do this anyway even if you d not disable restore points. If nothing else reduce the size that restore points can use.
TOTAL savings = approx 18 gigs.

For the first 2, just google as a topic

Thank you so much!! that surely did clear up alot! And what was holding me back was an out of date driver on my MB fml haha
March 2, 2013 8:28:05 PM

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