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Windows 7: HDD not showing after SSD Raid install

18 Jan 2014   #11
snadge

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

sorted...simply reinstalled my old 840 (unplugged the 2x EVO's and set RAID to AHCI) and was back to where I was before RAID and currently backing up to USB drive I will then format the drive ready for use with my RAID

@ whs - I appreciate what you say... but trust me I have tried SSD's on IDE and AHCI and there is MASSIVE difference in performance between the two, once you install the Intel AHCI driver in windows (replacing the MS Ahci driver) its even quicker again, windows boots much quicker for me in both cases...again when I installed my RAID then installed the Intel RAID driver - if your running SSD's from 2007 then they are probably low performance SSD's and dont compare to SSD's of today, ive had a few SSD's and tried and benched them all in IDE and AHCI and AHCI outperforms IDE in every aspect, again with RAID the difference is even better...ive shaved my boot time down from 16 seconds to just 10 seconds (12 seconds if you include the RAID BIOS access screen that appears and waits 2 seconds for you too press CTRL+I which doesnt appear on non-raid setups...so isnt fair to include when benching)

1 x SSD with AHCI = 16 secs from pwr button to desktop
2 x SSD with RAID = 10 secs from pwr button to desktop

Applications are loading (and writing) much quicker than before with the single SSD, it is noticably different, only issue is I can not upgrade firmware online with Samsung Magician as it can not see the SSD's, but I can do this using a caddy. You may see it as negligable...others like me wont, I would rather pair my drives and boost speed than have them run side-by-side...I backup twice per week so if one fails I simply replace and restore ...or restore files to one drive.

thanks everyone who has helped


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18 Jan 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

These are very good numbers. None of my numbers are that good but as long as boot is faster than the time the system is sitting on the BIOS splash screen, I am happy.

On this system here I boot in 17.7sec (event 100 in event viewer) from a single Crucial M4. But most of my systems I am running from an external SSD under VMware Player (Windows 8 and six Linux distros). There the boot time is slower - already because of the VMware overhead. But Windows 8 still manages in 30 seconds and most Linux are faster (except Zorin).


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18 Jan 2014   #13
snadge

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

your boot time does not include POST...my times do, stop watched on my phone from pressing power button too desktop appearing after logging in, you could probably add anywhere from 4-10 seconds on to your time depending on your POST

from window loading message appearing to desktop appearing is 6 seconds

how do I find that number you have in EV? - wouldnt mind seeing what mine says (when I put the RAID back in)
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18 Jan 2014   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For the EV time, drill down this chain:

Eventvwr
Applications and Service Logs
Microsoft
Windows
Diagnostics - performance
Operational
Event ID 100
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18 Jan 2014   #15
snadge

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

cheers

all I do is stop watch it from PWR button to desktop appearing as thats the perceived boot time
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18 Jan 2014   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I go by what's in Event 100. That always gives me an apples to apples comparison. With Linux, I do the stopwatch method too because they do not record the boot time - at least I have not yet found it.

Here is a little recording of Windows 8 to Linux comparison. This is under VMware Player from an external SSD attached via USB3. You have to figure the time from when the logo appears to the desktop/start in W8. The time before is the VMware Player setup.

Booting Windows 8 and Mint - YouTube

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