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I'd like to get a list together on what kind of boot times people are seeing with different SSD setups. Currently i seem to be having an issue with my system. Don't get me wrong it still boots pretty fast but it seems to hang when loading USB drivers right before it goes to the welcome screen. I think i may be having USB power issues.

I would like to see:
Bios settings
OS Optimizations
SSD model + Controller
Time from initial boot to fully loaded desktop

AHCI Enabled in Bios. SSD selected as second boot drive (comp wont boot at all with it selected as primary device )
TRIM enabled, PF moved to separate HDD. Prefetch disabled. No-GUI Boot.
Patriot Memory Inferno Series 60GB SATAII. Sandforce SF-1222 Controller. Intel MLC NAND Flash. 275MB/s random write, 285MB/s random read.
23s to fully loaded desktop after POST sequence. 7.6 WEI score.

I had to reformat my SSD when I upgraded to my current board. Following a tutorial I attempted to do a Secure Erase using an Ubuntu LiveCD. It turns out that this drive is not programmed to support a FULL Secure Erase. It accepted the command but only took moments to complete, meaning that it did no actual erasing, it just marked everything erased. Second windows install took much longer than the first. there are no Firmware updates for this drive. I'm guessing its a repackaged O/E part that doesn't have the same support from Patriot as their other drives.

Any Ideas?
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I'm interested, been looking at getting an ssd but I want the best boot devise so hopefully this will help.

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I'd like to get a list together on what kind of boot times people are seeing with different SSD setups. Currently i seem to be having an issue with my system. Don't get me wrong it still boots pretty fast but it seems to hang when loading USB drivers right before it goes to the welcome screen. I think i may be having USB power issues.

I would like to see:
Bios settings
OS Optimizations
SSD model + Controller
Time from initial boot to fully loaded desktop

AHCI Enabled in Bios. SSD selected as second boot drive (comp wont boot at all with it selected as primary device )
TRIM enabled, PF moved to separate HDD. Prefetch disabled. No-GUI Boot.
Patriot Memory Inferno Series 60GB SATAII. Sandforce SF-1222 Controller. Intel MLC NAND Flash. 275MB/s random write, 285MB/s random read.
23s to fully loaded desktop after POST sequence. 7.6 WEI score.

I had to reformat my SSD when I upgraded to my current board. Following a tutorial I attempted to do a Secure Erase using an Ubuntu LiveCD. It turns out that this drive is not programmed to support a FULL Secure Erase. It accepted the command but only took moments to complete, meaning that it did no actual erasing, it just marked everything erased. Second windows install took much longer than the first. there are no Firmware updates for this drive. I'm guessing its a repackaged O/E part that doesn't have the same support from Patriot as their other drives.

Any Ideas?
Your boot is fast...maybe b/c the usb drive? I am thinking page file.

The page file should be on your SSD...I know people recommend put to put it on the secondary HDD, but if you want it, I suggest you have it on the SSD.

Nearly all systems hang when a usb drive is plugged in, 4 of my PC's had this issue.

I use this to see my restart times...it would be easier to use this to validate peoples reboots than boot time.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tart-time.html

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AHCI Enabled in Bios. SSD selected as second boot drive (comp wont boot at all with it selected as primary device )
Very odd. :/

I think you saw my guide too. So you know what I do

I usually just enable most of the features in my UEFI, though it slows boot a second or two.

My reboot time is 35 seconds on average just for reference. Other motherboards can differ.

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I'm interested, been looking at getting an ssd but I want the best boot devise so hopefully this will help.

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I am interested too
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I am getting 1 min 9 secs with 39 secs being bios and RAID controller. so 30 secs after the motherboard hands off to the ssd's. That is from a complete power off. Start timer as soon as I hit power button.

That was the first run will do it a couple of more times to see if there is a difference

wei score 7.3

2nd time: 1 min 10

3rd: 1 min 6

Raid gives good seq read and write times but slows down the boot due to the controller start scan. New build planned next year and will be using one 128gb ssd instead of the raid I have now, besides current SATA 3 ssd's are beating my current RAID 0 setup






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