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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance 2


04 Jan 2013   #871
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Unnessary startup programs can definitely slow the boot process. I always try to disable all that are not absolutely needed.

Gary, For a test, disable all startup programs and see what that yields. I use WinPatrol to manage the startups. A lot easier than msconfig.

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04 Jan 2013   #872

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I know during my Windows installs that the Windows flag would rotate about 30% while restarting(during all of the driver installations) until it hit the ASMedia controller and from that point on, the flag would rotate all the way. I know it's not very scientific, but I did 4 installs and it happened at the same place, every time. It still boots up fast enough that I don't worry about it though
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04 Jan 2013   #873

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

My times are 31 seconds using a Samsung 830 256GB SSD. But, Gary is right, I have AS Media USB 3.0 plus, if you have the SATA 3 AS Media, it has it's own boot screen that will add 5 seconds to startup times. I know because I tested it with it enabled and disabled. I guess that's the problem with having a board like mine with everything in the world on it. Everything takes time to load, but because of it, you get all the extra goodies. I think I would rather have the extra goodies than save 10 seconds on boot times which I do about once a day, sometimes.
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04 Jan 2013   #874

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
My times are 31 seconds using a Samsung 830 256GB SSD. But, Gary is right, I have AS Media USB 3.0 plus, if you have the SATA 3 AS Media, it has it's own boot screen that will add 5 seconds to startup times. I know because I tested it with it enabled and disabled. I guess that's the problem with having a board like mine with everything in the world on it. Everything takes time to load, but because of it, you get all the extra goodies. I think I would rather have the extra goodies than save 10 seconds on boot times which I do about once a day, sometimes.
I agree too. I think that's the real benefit of SSDs IMO. You don't have to sacrifice very long boot times in order to run all the startup programs that you want, and you also get the snappiness from ssd right after cold boot. I would just set msconfig to run on normal startup on an ssd.
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04 Jan 2013   #875

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
My times are 31 seconds using a Samsung 830 256GB SSD. But, Gary is right, I have AS Media USB 3.0 plus, if you have the SATA 3 AS Media, it has it's own boot screen that will add 5 seconds to startup times. I know because I tested it with it enabled and disabled. I guess that's the problem with having a board like mine with everything in the world on it. Everything takes time to load, but because of it, you get all the extra goodies. I think I would rather have the extra goodies than save 10 seconds on boot times which I do about once a day, sometimes.
Exactly! That's what I was getting at, but said much better lol
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04 Jan 2013   #876
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Unnecessary startup programs can definitely slow the boot process. I always try to disable all that are not absolutely needed.

Gary, For a test, disable all startup programs and see what that yields. I use WinPatrol to manage the startups. A lot easier than msconfig.
I had Weatherbug, in Startup, aside from Security, I got it down to 24.6 seconds. These ASUS boards are long winded in their POSTing too.
Thanks Wolfgang and company for your thoughts. My total reboot time was 44 seconds this last time, down from 60-ish. Good for me.
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04 Jan 2013   #877

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've installed Office 2013, and it sure is speedy opening. About the same time as a blink to open any of the component apps.
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04 Jan 2013   #878

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Based on advice I reverted to Intel RST 11.2 with considerable improvement in my benches. Unfortunately I don't have a copy of my earlier actual runs using 11.6 and 11.7, but they were definitely not at the same level.


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04 Jan 2013   #879
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Looks like you have a winner Guy!
Here's mine, 1/2 the performance.

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04 Jan 2013   #880
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeyeskm View Post
Based on advice I reverted to Intel RST 11.2 with considerable improvement in my benches. Unfortunately I don't have a copy of my earlier actual runs using 11.6 and 11.7, but they were definitely not at the same level.
Your 4K times are fantastic - and that is really all that counts for the OS.
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