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Default Intel SSD upgrade - 08-24-2010, 07:41 AM

hi,

I just added an Intel X25V (40GB) to my mini 10v
I use win seven pro with 2GB and i think the upgrade is quite worth ...

here are a few apps I timed

boot (all icons ready) : stock hdd 1min34 | ssd 1min08
open office writer : stock hdd 11s | ssd 6s
mozilla ff (1st lauch/2nd launch) : stock hdd 22s/7s | ssd 9s/4s
video vlc : stock hdd 12s | ssd 5s

I think the application launch is quite good but I m a bit dissapointed with the boot time. it s good but not that great.if anybody got an idea about that...

by the way, I did not do a fresh install, just copied the image of the HDD to the SSD with acronis, wonder if that makes any difference.
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Default 08-26-2010, 05:32 PM

You may find the boot times get better in the future, but it's also possible that you're constrained by some software that loads and runs. Your boot times are far longer than that of my 910 with a slower SSD. You might do better with partition alignment - a reinstall of Windows would help with that.


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Default 08-27-2010, 04:39 PM

ok, I ll try a fresh install (this w end if I find the time).

as far as my background softwares, I only got a few drivers (gpu,F keys, wifi...), open office and my antivirus (avira), so I dont believe it s that heavy to load...

is there anything to tell (about the fact I got a SSD) to windows when it s installing?

is there anything I have to do in the bios with the AHCI option either (I heard it was not supported by earlier SSDs, I dont know about mine really)?

any other tip I should know about?

thx for you reply
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Default 08-28-2010, 08:01 PM

None of the Minis support AHCI, so ignore that. You don't need to tell the install about the SSD.


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Default 09-03-2010, 10:58 AM

I reinstalled seven and all my programs, and I got exactly the same boot up times... so I really think my background programs are responsible for the long boot times.... I might have to change my antivirus...
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Default 09-11-2010, 02:59 AM

Google BOOTVIS.

It's a MS utility that can analyse your boot order and place the files loaded during boot at the front of your disk.

There's quite a bit of info out there on it. It's for XP only.



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Default 09-11-2010, 04:56 AM

Thats about what I get with my SSD, its a WD 128GB Sata 3Gb/s drive. I get boot time of 1 min. 3 seconds or so from Dell Logo. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate, and Kaspersky IS.


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Default 09-11-2010, 09:31 AM

so we re pretty even...

by the way I got seven as well so bootvis is not for me
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