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I installed W7 with only the SSD plugged in(AHCI), then updated everything and got the OS working good and well. I then disabled boot/pre/super fetch and installed some antivirus. Set up like this it only gets about halfway through the 'loading windows' splash screen, then i'm on the desktop.
However, when I plug in my other 4 HDDs booting takes about twice as long, getting to the end of the splash screen and then some.
I haven't had time to do much testing so i'm not sure what the problem is.
Any ideas ?
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Adding a HDD will always increase boot time for the most part. Same issue on my box, but I'm still under 20 seconds so w/e. Specifically how long is it taking to boot?
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After BIOS, with just the SSD i'm on the desktop in about 10 seconds. With HDDs plugged in this roughly doubles to about 20 seconds. This isn't a major issue it's just a little annoying. Could this be bootfetch? Anti-virus startup scans?
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Usually it is just the disks spinning up, did you follow my guide in the sig?
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the controllers take a bit to recognize all of the drives and to spin them up.
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I followed a similar guide and pretty much have everything setup exactly the same as your guide apart from the initial formatting of the drive. What benefit does aligning to 4096 give ?

Now this is boot time after BIOS has loaded. I can physically see the drives listed in the AHCI BIOS and hear they have already spun up.
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Originally Posted by Crack_Fox View Post
I followed a similar guide and pretty much have everything setup exactly the same as your guide apart from the initial formatting of the drive. What benefit does aligning to 4096 give ?

Now this is boot time after BIOS has loaded. I can physically see the drives listed in the AHCI BIOS and hear they have already spun up.
Its just optimal, don't worry about it. I think it is windows itself recognizing them. Idk for sure, I will have to see about this when I get home.
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