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Old 07-11-18, 05:59 PM
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Computers folks, will a better SDD make my PC boot faster?

now it takes 30 seconds to reboot. i want 10 seconds i have a samsung 860 evo . i am thinking of the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
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Yes. My guess is it would speed it up from 30 seconds to 10 seconds.
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Old 07-11-18, 06:39 PM
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is this sarcasm lol .but the new ssd is like 5 times faster then the old one so it seems like it should do 10 seconds
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
is this sarcasm lol .but the new ssd is like 5 times faster then the old one so it seems like it should do 10 seconds
Does your motherboard have the requisite connector for this type of SSD drive?


What's more, don't get too hung up on theoretical speed improvements, the real life experience will be nothing like 5 times faster in most things you do.
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You said, boot time. So not sarcasm at all. That's really all most folks get from switching to SSDs -- a faster boot time. After that, the show is over.

Their true benefit in an SSD generally is to businesses, or anywhere they spend the bulk of their time transferring data. That 30 seconds to most consumer is inconsequential. However, to a business, "time is money."

That said, I have an all SSD computer except for my storage drives where an SSD would just be a waste of money.
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SSDs really make rebooting no big deal. I know on some old Windows XP computers loaded down with anti-virus programs, viruses, toolbars, bloatware, spyware, etc., it can take close to an hour to reboot. You should have your boot time reduced down to less than 10 seconds. Programs like Photoshop will open really fast too.

You'll get used to it in a week or so, but SSDs are one of the few real advances in computer technology I've seen in the last 10 years that actually make a difference to the end user.
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30 seconds to 10 ?.

I've 2 laptops, Lenovo and HP, home and business machines, running Win 10 Pro, with SSD's. Boot time went from about 2 minutes to 20-30 seconds.
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is this sarcasm lol .but the new ssd is like 5 times faster then the old one so it seems like it should do 10 seconds
Not sarcasm, just a guess. When I switched I noticed much quicker booting. 3x, 5x faster - not real sure. But it's much faster booting.
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You probably have a ton of programs that boot with your computer that you need to disable.
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Pretty sure 20-30 seconds of total boot time is fairly standard. Sure you can get to the desktop in 10 seconds, but it's not done booting (I probably don't have to tell anyone that.) From what I understand an M.2 drive should shave a few seconds, but not 20, despite theoretically being 5x as fast as SATA.
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30 seconds to 10 ?.

I've 2 laptops, Lenovo and HP, home and business machines, running Win 10 Pro, with SSD's. Boot time went from about 2 minutes to 20-30 seconds.
Like many measurements on the web I learned not to take them too literally. People have a tendency to exaggerate especially when there's any possibility of a competition.

That said, there are different levels of boot time. Is it a quick reboot or a full boot from a completely off status? In any event, not all computers are created equally.

If its a fresh install with barely any bloatware it will naturally boot a lot quicker than one filled with applications and ancillary ad-ons. My computer is setup with all the work, so I only shaved about 20 seconds (40%) off my full boot time.
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I just upgraded two older CPUs running WIn 10 to SSD. I'm godsmacked, why did I wait so long? I love the way programs snap open. Boot time? forgetaboutit, under 20 secs.

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I just upgraded two older CPUs running WIn 10 to SSD. I'm godsmacked, why did I wait so long? I love the way programs snap open. Boot time? forgetaboutit, under 20 secs.
Any fresh install will do this to some degree (even back to the current drive). But yes, replacing an older HDD with a spanking brand new SSD can have a dramatic improvement on boot time.

Just keep in mind that boot up is really the only true time you'll notice any improvement for the vast majority of computer users.
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
now it takes 30 seconds to reboot. i want 10 seconds i have a samsung 860 evo . i am thinking of the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

Define boot time. Are you including POST? Most desktop systems, factoring in POST, will struggle to hit 10 seconds for anything other than a barebones OS with nothing installed. Now...going from sleep->on in 10 seconds is doable easy.

With Win10 there's generally minimal need for outright-full-power-off.
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Decreased boot time only means the OS is still doing stuff in the background and that is an open door that requires extra work by the anti malware apps. It can only go so far.
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Decreased boot time only means the OS is still doing stuff in the background and that is an open door that requires extra work by the anti malware apps. It can only go so far.
Well that's certainly a big part of it. In Windows you can go to: Task Manager > Startup, and check the impact: none, low, medium, high, on your startup. Then decide to enable/disable the process.

There are also separate applications (typically bundled) you can purchase that will delay these processes and start them at variable (later) intervals.
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fudge my reboot now is 25 seconds
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