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I have a Crucial M4 on my dad's PC and it takes from the time it says "Starting Windows" to the desktop is 1 minute and 28 seconds. (This does not include the motherboard post or anything). Does that seem normal or kind of slow? On my pc I have two samsung 830's in RAID 0 and the boot time is like 15 seconds. Of course I know that the RAID 0 and 6Gb/s sata is really what makes it 15 sec but I still would have thought that a single Crucial M4 would be better than that.
Edited by iPDrop - 9/29/13 at 11:01pm
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I have a Crucial M4 on my dad's PC and it takes from the time it says "Starting Windows" to the desktop is 1 minute and 28 seconds. (This does not include the motherboard post or anything). Does that seem normal or kind of slow? On my pc I have two samsung 830's in RAID 0 and the boot time is like 15 seconds. Of course I know that the RAID 0 is really what makes it 15 sec but I still would have thought that a single Crucial M4 would be better than that.

seems super slow. And I doubt the raid 0 makes the much of a dif in boot time honestly.... maybe 5 seconds at the most. Raiding ssds for most purposes gives no noticeable benefit
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Have you checked the startup programs to see if there is something delaying the start up? My HTPC with Windows Vista boots in less than 40 sec's with my Crucial M4.
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I noticed it doesn't take that long every time, but like every 3-4 times.. other times it seems normal like 30 sec or something
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Is it updated with the latest firmware?
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No it isn't, I'll try updating that now.
Edited by iPDrop - 9/30/13 at 12:01am
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seems super slow. And I doubt the raid 0 makes the much of a dif in boot time honestly.... maybe 5 seconds at the most. Raiding ssds for most purposes gives no noticeable benefit

For windows booting it has no benefit to raid ssd , but these boottimes are way to long , almost any modern pc with ssd can boot windows in 15 seconds or less depending on the hardware connected afcourse . So i think it must be bad drivers loading or something like that that keep hanging on the boot.smile.gif
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a fresh install will mostly sort out the nonsense.
Then optimize following this guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

and it should be all better. smile.gif
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How many USB devices (storage, in particular) do you have connected during boot? I've noticed those tend to kill boot times.
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