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Author Topic: SSD Drives how much quicker should the boot time be  (Read 9408 times)
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« on: July 25, 2017, 02:14:21 PM »

Hi all

The only issue i have with my PC is the very slow boot time and was wondering if replacing the SATA3 boot drive with a SSD drive would speed things up a worthwhile amount.

My current PC specs are Intel i7 3.4ghz processor with 16gb ram and 2TB SATA3 boot drive. I am running Windows 10 64bit.

Current boot time, times from power button press to end of HD activity is currently 5 minutes, there are a couple of software applications slowing things down a bit, like the datacolor Spyder software which delays loading the Display profile until most other drivers and devices have loaded but without them the boot time is still around 4 minutes, which seems an eternity when I am sat here waiting.

So was thinking of adding a SSD drive to use as the boot drive as I understand they are much quicker, but are they quicker at boot time or just in general use. if they are quicker at boot time how much could I expect it to boot quicker.

Thanks in advance for any input on this

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 03:51:18 PM »

Hi Paul,
I've had an SSD C-drive for a little while. It is quicker to boot but so much depends on what's in startup. It's worth checking that in Task Manager - enter Startup in the W10 search box (in task bar if set). Any thing you are not sure about you can Google to get advice on what you can disable.
Without any software loaded W10-64 started in about 30 seconds!
My boot time is variable, why I don't know, at best it's 2.5 mins, worst about 3.5 mins. Except for overnight shutdown I set my PC to sleep wne not in use for more that an hour or so, it starts quickly then.
I have a calibration loader in startup and Task Manager says it has medium impact.
The screen appearance changes near the completion of the start-up.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 04:00:59 PM »

From my experiences, it's like a day and night difference. While my boothing times were never that long as Paul's, they went down from like a minute to 10 seconds at most with an SSD.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 05:24:22 PM »

Just tested my boot up time.

Dead on one minute, to reading new mail headers and that included a miss typed windows log in.

Win 7  i7 950  3.07 gigahertz
Crucial 512gb SSD
Crucial 120gb SSD image working drive

Four progs set to load at start.  ( Dsyncronize, Word Viewer, Chrome and PopTray email header viewer.

Last week I cloned the 512gb SSD to and Seagate 1000GB Sata.  then tested the Sata and it took ages to load up.



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