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The presence of HDD makes SSD laggy

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Just removed my WD Caviar Green HDD for replacement, and noticed that SSD loads Windows now much faster!
Edited by Marshock - 10/26/11 at 1:32pm
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That's normal.
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have fun with your super fast load times but small storage space. why cant we just have both ;__;
    
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Yep, same with mine. My m4 will boot to the password screw before the 4 orbs come together with no other drives. With another, the orbs just come together before it goes to the next screen.
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I'm not sure if that's "normal." If you have startup progs on the HDDs, then yeah.. but out of my 2 machines 1 is SSD only and one has 1 SSD, 1 F3 TB, and a 250gb Caviar blue. They both load 7 in about the same amount of time. Only real difference in start up times seems to be the UEFI on the SSD only system compared to the BIOS on my i5. It takes much longer to POST.
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It's because windows has to initialize every drive that is connected to it. Therefore if you remove drives, then it has to do less work and loads faster. This is why if you have a hard drive that isnt working properly and has SMART Failure, windows will hang at startup because it keeps trying to initialize the drive.
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Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48 View Post
This is why if you have a hard drive that isnt working properly and has SMART Failure, windows will hang at startup because it keeps trying to initialize the drive.
Yes, it was not working good - it was making a random squeaking sound, s.m.a.r.t. was enabled, hdtune reported some crc errors on it. I wanted to format it, but OS did not allow me, not even in safe mode. Pissed off i decided to remove it.
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even with my 3 hdd's, 1 for user data and larger prog's and the other 2 for data storage
my os boots to desktop in under 8 seconds with cpu oc'd to 4ghz which is a big improvement over the 15-20second load time prior to ssd install.... glad I took the plunge
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