Originally Posted by lilraver018
I only briefly read over the thread, but if you are in windows boot into safe mode and run HDDtune, because in windows your Hdd is spinning so therefore you can get weird results like that if you are not at totally complete idle.
I would DL an 3rd party smart optimizer defragger. and defrag the heck out of both hdd . I use smart defragger. but there are others. Once defrag you can also partion the HDD and separate the OS from where you might store media files. I do that with my regular HDD and my brother's, His with just a WD black boots up within 20-30 secs only a few seconds behind behind my SSD.
Have you set your HDD as first boot prority, You can also turn off windows splash screen and enable fastboot if you have those in your Bio's
I havent turned off GUIboot.. All of my BIOS settings are set correctly, and the POST has nothing to do with my speeds.. Windows is really the only place I experience the issues.. I guess when I get home from work (should be leaving right now lol), I can play with the registry, disable some more services (Disabled many in the past), and disable GUI boot (splashscreen). I would imagine that since I have about 16 background apps running (Rainmeter, Afterburner, CCC, Xonar CC, etc.) Could have a large effect on boot times... Fortunately these apps only consume about 3% CPU in total on idle.
And as far as defrag goes, I have been using Defraggler... I don't suppose it is really as effective as i think it is?