09-23-2013 06:11 PM
i just recently purchased a 120gb m500 and did a fresh install of win7. i have a gigabyte z87xud4 and updated everything except intel rst. did all of the ssd optimizations but my boot time is around 100+ seconds. can someone help? thanks
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09-24-2013 01:41 AM
You shouldn't be doing any 'SSD optimizations'. They aren't intended for modern drives. You should just just install WIndows 7 and you are done. If the optimizations you found advised you to turn of your cache for instance (as some do) that will have disastrous performance effect on most SSD's.
Considering the 9 second boot time (which is fast) it's less likely to be the drive and more likley to be a Windows config issue slowing up your desktop. IIRC, if you have no background picture set at all, that can greatly slow vanilla Windows 7 boot times until Windows update fixed that issue. Incorrectly configured networking can also have a drastic effect.
You specificlaly mention not updating iRST. Unless you are in raid mode or have installed your motherboard manufacturers drivers you shouldn't have it at all and would instead be using a Microsoft sata driver (msahci). But if you do have it from off of the Windows disc then you would need to update it as it is too old to support trim.
09-27-2013 04:05 AM
First of all I'm sorry to hear that your system is not booting up fast enough.
Having looked at the images you have attached I can safely say it's not an issue with the SSD itself. The benchmarks are fine and also the 8 seconds to Windows load up is very good as well.
It sounds like it's Windows itself and programs you have starting on boot up that's causing the system to be slow. Do you have a number of different programs set to run when you start Windows? You could save some time by changing your boot settings so that less software is running.
You can check what software you are running on start up by typing "msconfig" in to the search field when you click the start button. This will bring up a list of what software your system is running on start up and you can check if there is any software you are running that's not needed on start up.
Please let us know how it goes.
09-27-2013 05:11 AM
Sorry, I missed your reply Jimi! Thanks for following up with this Junket.
09-27-2013 08:36 AM
Thanks for your reply.
I'm very happy to hear that the problem has been resolved for you. Thanks for posting your solution as it may help other users in future who have a similar problem.
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09-27-2013 09:17 AM
my problem now is that crystaldisk info. does not read the health status of my drive
Do you have the enw firmware on? The SMART layout has changed and CDI doesn't support it yet.