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Hi guys.

My SSD is still as fast as it's always been, but ever since I got my Samsung 2 TB drive the boot time has increased substantially. With an SSD alone I get to the desktop in 14 seconds. With all my other hard drives connected (5) it takes me 18-20 seconds. However, once I connect the 2 TB Samsung it takes 30-32 seconds.

The drive is perfectly healthy.

The issue I'm having is identical to this guy's:
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2113433

He seemed to have solved it by reformatting it as GPT.

Sadly, my drive is completely full. Now that my finals are finally over, I can set aside a day to do nothing except run SeaTools on my recently failed 1.5 TB Seagate drive because Seagate doesn't accept RMAs without the stupid code that program gives -_-

Currently, my 2 TB Samsung is holding all the data the Seagate had so reformatting it right now as GPT is out of the question.

Any solutions that do not require loss of data?

If not, I guess I'll wait for the Seagate RMA so I can move all the data back.
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Is this the only 7200 RPM drive in your system? I mean, not too long ago, I still had my G.SKILL Falcon, 150GB VelociRaptor, and a 250GB Barracuda. My reboot time was around 60-70 seconds (so, it would take over 30 seconds to get to the desktop when I turned the computer on).

But when I was finally done with the Barracuda, I removed it and then saw faster reboot times (which also meant a faster boot-up time). I went from about 60-70 seconds for a restart to around 55 seconds.

Then when I upgraded very recently, I removed the VelociRaptor which meant I was finally HDD-less. Now I can reboot (yeah, reboot) in 29-30 seconds. I no longer have to wait for those slow mechanical HDDs.
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I have the following hard drives in my system:
300 gig VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM
750 gig Samsung F1 7200 RPM
1 TB WD Black 7200 RPM
1 TB Hitachi 7200 RPM

and now this 2 TB Samsung 5400 RPM.

Like I said, if I disconnect this drive and the others are still connected it still only takes me 18 seconds after bios to get to the desktop.
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Oh! That's because it's a 5400 RPM drive.
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But the OP in the thread I linked fixed this same slow boot issue by formatting the drive to GPT.
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But the OP in the thread I linked fixed this same slow boot issue by formatting the drive to GPT.
So then format your drive to GPT then. Problem solved.

The reason why its a slow boot time is because its a SLOW drive though. It takes a while for it to spin up fully. If you used the wrong type of partitioning on it, it will make that a longer spin up time.
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So then format your drive to GPT then. Problem solved.

The reason why its a slow boot time is because its a SLOW drive though. It takes a while for it to spin up fully. If you used the wrong type of partitioning on it, it will make that a longer spin up time.
This.

I guess I thought you already tried it!
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So then format your drive to GPT then. Problem solved.

The reason why its a slow boot time is because its a SLOW drive though. It takes a while for it to spin up fully. If you used the wrong type of partitioning on it, it will make that a longer spin up time.
Yes, I understand it is something I could try. If you would have read my first post you would see that I do not have that luxury at the moment. I'm simply wondering if anyone knows of anything else I can try doing that does not result in data loss.
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Yes, I understand it is something I could try. If you would have read my first post you would see that I do not have that luxury at the moment. I'm simply wondering if anyone knows of anything else I can try doing that does not result in data loss.
I suppose that you could try to find a safe place for everything, format it, and then put it all back.
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Yes, I understand it is something I could try. If you would have read my first post you would see that I do not have that luxury at the moment. I'm simply wondering if anyone knows of anything else I can try doing that does not result in data loss.
I honestly don't mean this to sound rude....but if you can't format the drive then quit complaining. Honestly, there's NOTHING you could do....if you can't format the drive. The only thing that could possibly help, would be formatting and using GPT.
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