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Hi Overclock.net,
Last week I order my first SSD Drive OCZ Agility 3 60GB. It arrived today I fitted it into the 2.5inch drive-bay and screwed in to it and wired it all up with Power cable + Sata cable. I change the BISO to AHCI as well. After I did all of that I installed Windows 7 Unlitmate I wanted Windows 7 because my SSD supports TRIM. After I did all of that from the moment I turn my computer on and boot into Windows it takes around 1min to 1.30 to boot up.

Obversely there is something I have done wrong like I said it is my fist SSD and any help/support will be very gratefully. As I need my computer up and running asap for work.

My computer spec is (AMD Black Edition - AMD Phenom II X6 3.3 GHz Processor, ASUS M4A88T-M Motherboard, 8GB DDR3 Ram.)

Thank you.
post #2 of 20
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Hi Overclock.net,
Last week I order my first SSD Drive OCZ Agility 3 60GB. It arrived today I fitted it into the 2.5inch drive-bay and screwed in to it and wired it all up with Power cable + Sata cable. I change the BISO to AHCI as well. After I did all of that I installed Windows 7 Unlitmate I wanted Windows 7 because my SSD supports TRIM. After I did all of that from the moment I turn my computer on and boot into Windows it takes around 1min to 1.30 to boot up.
1. Run msconfig from command prompt and check what other programs you have launching at startup.
2. check that you have the latest drivers (are you running sata 3?)
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I have checked and it is only what Windows need is selected. Also no I'm not because I have got an Sata3 SSD and Sats 2 Motherboard I'm looking to upgraded the motherboard very very soon.
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I'm guessing that you have a regular HDD in there as well, with another Windows install on it? Or did you format the HDD?

I'm having a similar problem; when JUST the SSD is hooked up, it's lightning fast. When I connected the HDD up also, as a secondary drive, it slowed it WAAAY down. I have a Win 7 install on the HDD and the SSD. My thread is a few below yours. Going to be looking into a fix from suggestions hopefully this evening.
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Hi Reloaded83,
Correct I do I have an 1TB HHD for all my documents etc and some programs the HHD is in my Secound Sata port in ADHI. My main boot drive is my SSD 60GB in Sata Port 1 in ADHI as well.

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So you also have an original Windows install on the HDD, correct?

Maybe try disconnecting the HDD and just run the SSD. When mine was that way, it was blazing fast.

Like I said, I hope to be working on this problem tonight if I get time, so if I'm able to solve it, it may be a similar solution for you.
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No I don't on my HHD I just have my documents and my programs like skype.
Ok thanks, Just keep my updated please because I need this working asap for work.

Thanks
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Hmmm..

Also, might be helpful for the other people here to go to your User CP and fill out the "system information" for your computer.

My problem may have to do with having Windows installed on my HDD as well as the SSD, but I won't know for sure 'till I can get home and start messing with things.
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I only have 1 OS installed and that is on my main drive my SSD.
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Do you have the latest firmware/drivers? Look for firmware updates, and Im not sure what AHCI driver to recommend as I use Intel RST drivers. Don't know if theres a good AMD AHCI driver or if people just use the MS drivers.

Is your mobo AND windows set up as AHCI?
Look at this thread:[ http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html ]
Follow steps 1-10. Some steps (or maybe all) will be redundant as you should have already done some of them by the sound of it, but just follow it all the way through to be 100% sure. Looking at the rest of the thread is definitely not a bad idea either. Its a TON of information so don't be surprised if you can't take it all in in one reading. (reloaded my bet is that this will most likely help your case out if you didn't set AHCI mode during the first windows install, it might not be set corrctly still. I had a similar problem when I first installed my SSD)

Try running a benchmark to see if your drive might be faulty.

And a mobo with a SATA III connection won't make a noticable difference. That would only limit the read/write speeds that go over what SATA II is capable of, and that would most likely only happen during sequencial read/write. 90% of the time, your computer is not doing sequencial read/writes (pretty much only during very large single file stuff). The majority of the time is spent doing smaller read/writes and they won't come anywhere close to maxxing out SATA II capabilities. SSD specs listed when youre buying one are very misleading if you don't understand what youre looking at. They list the bigegst number to "WOW" you into buying their product, much like horsepower for cars, even though 99% of people don't understand what horsepower even is.
    
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