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I have 2 C300 in RAID 0.
I read and performed the ACHI and other tasks found on OCN.
My post is now 27 sec with the Raid set up, was 3-4 sec with SATA II drive. My OS is 34 sec now, was 17.
Can I tweak this?
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It's probably taking longer because your RAID controller has to initialize during bootup. As well as loading the OS as well.
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Is this from hitting the power button to your desktop? If so, a significant part of the increase could be due to new BIOS screens being shown. When you enable RAID, it will start showing one or two more screens before the OS starts loading. These new screens will show the status of your RAID array and such.
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
Is this from hitting the power button to your desktop? If so, a significant part of the increase could be due to new BIOS screens being shown. When you enable RAID, it will start showing one or two more screens before the OS starts loading. These new screens will show the status of your RAID array and such.
Yes. So would a controller card be significantly faster?
Getting good reads\\writes, for a SATA II board but slow boots now.
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Just extra steps to boot. Should absolutely fly inside windows. Probably a 7.8/9 windows experience i would guess
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Yes. So would a controller card be significantly faster?
Getting good reads\\writes, for a SATA II board but slow boots now.
I don't know about controller cards, to be honest. I think they may have their own POST screens to show as well. If your speeds/IOPS seem normal once you've booted, I wouldn't really worry about it.

You can significantly speed up your boot time by disabling the GUI boot, which will get rid of the animated Windows loading screen. Windows normally waits for the animation to finish to complete booting, so you can disable it and shave off like 10 seconds. Here's how you do it (a couple easy steps).
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In third party controller cards I've ever used slowed the boot process down more than the onboard controllers do.
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