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post #11 of 18
My boot is 30 secs. It will depend on individual motherboards as well though and any RAID arrays you have set up.
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Are you sure he isn't just booting it out of hibernation / standby /sleep (whatever they call it nowadays) just to mess with you?
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40s is a bit much for SSD. I did 26s with my older Intel SSD.
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bloitz View Post

Are you sure he isn't just booting it out of hibernation / standby /sleep (whatever they call it nowadays) just to mess with you?

Yes. We live in the same house. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

40s is a bit much for SSD. I did 26s with my older Intel SSD.

That is what I am thinking but the in-Windows performance is fine. However, I did notice that the boot time slowed down a bit after I installed the Intel RSTe drivers.
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post #16 of 18
You should measure start time from the point when windows starts loading, because different mobos may need more time than others to load bios. Also, that HDD most likely has no heavy software on start up to load. I have 7200rpm seagate with 180mb/s sequential read and write and it is good, but my m4 is faster anyway.
By the way, my pc boots up in 17 seconds and shuts down in 7.
post #17 of 18
From when are you measuring boot times? Power on or after POST? See the difference it takes for POST on each board and see how long after POST.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

40s is a bit much for SSD. I did 26s with my older Intel SSD.
There must be something wrong with my system then with it's 45-55 second boot times. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

40s is a bit much for SSD. I did 26s with my older Intel SSD.

That is what I am thinking but the in-Windows performance is fine. However, I did notice that the boot time slowed down a bit after I installed the Intel RSTe drivers.
Try uninstalling RSTe. Just use the normal latest RST driver. You have to manually install it in device manager. You won't have the Intel control center.
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I am timing it from when I hit the power button to switch on the PC. I'll time it from after POST when I get the chance.
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