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Slow SSD Boot Times w/ Storage HDD

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Hi guys,

I've been experiencing really annoying issues with my new build, which I can't find any working solution to.
Basically, when I first built the PC, it was booting straight from the SSD, and it was insanely fast, about 8 seconds boot. However, after a day or so, I realised that I hadn't assigned a drive letter to my 3TB storage HDD. So, evidently, I went ahead and did that. Now, all of my boot times are considerably longer. Please advise if there is any way I can avoid this, maybe by stopping the HDD from spinning up until after windows flag boot, or something like that.

PC Specs

CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k @4.0GHz
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC
GPU: EVGA GTX670 4GB Superclocked
RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast (2x4GB)

Thanks
post #2 of 3
you could try disabling the windows splash screen, installing Intel storage drivers, change sata slots, check boot settings and raid settings in bios and enable AHCI
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i5-2500k@4.6 ASUS P8P67 DELUXE MSI GTX 980TI GAMING 6G G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro, Crucial BX100, WD Green HD 212 Plus-NF-P12, PWM Case NF-S12A FLX  Windows 8.1 64bit  Matte Qnix QX2710 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420TE CM Storm Reds EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 HAF 932 
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Steelseries Rival Artisan SHIDEN-KAI Xonar Essence STX with Audioengine 5+ - HSU stf-2 
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post #3 of 3
The best way to get around this thing is adding a hotswap rack so the hd can be connected after the boot .That is one of the modern things abouth AHCI/raid on a intel desktop , Basicly every partition is scanned for al kind of things ,for example if there is a, not activated MS produkt, the scan wil see that and ask to activate that produkt .
That is not a bad thing but a delay is happening . This is al 4K read and pretty random with some 4k writes to the partition logs:)
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