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Upgraded Studio 540 to SSD. Bootup time is horrible.

SlickRook 144 35 August 3, 2015 at 01:29 PM
Decided to upgrade an old Studio 540 by adding an SSD for the main drive. 480gb Sandisk extreme pro, cloned over win 7 install and running 2ndary IDE drive just for storage now.

Read/write are both at 240ish which is tremendous improvement, but the bootup time is around 1minute. Do I just need to live with this? Are there any studio 540 users in here that made the switch to SSD?

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Decided to upgrade an old Studio 540 by adding an SSD for the main drive. 480gb Sandisk extreme pro, cloned over win 7 install and running 2ndary IDE drive just for storage now.

Read/write are both at 240ish which is tremendous improvement, but the bootup time is around 1minute. Do I just need to live with this? Are there any studio 540 users in here that made the switch to SSD?

#1 You say running secondary drive as just storage "now". Does this mean that drive was your main drive and it was running in IDE? If so then you cloned in legacy mode and your SSD may not be running as full sata but instead may be running in legacy IDE mode. This would greatly reduce your speed.

#2 I'd never do a clone to an SSD anyway. Fresh install is best.
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I have a s540 with sata, but not running ssd.
If I were you, I will fresh install windows 8, not 7, take out the ide, put sata or use only ssd with extenal hard drive.
I bought one crucial 128gb and sandisk 128gb in the other computer, the sandisk is almost double booting time than the crucial, I will not buy sandisk ssd again unless it half price than the other.
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#1 You say running secondary drive as just storage "now". Does this mean that drive was your main drive and it was running in IDE? If so then you cloned in legacy mode and your SSD may not be running as full sata but instead may be running in legacy IDE mode. This would greatly reduce your speed.

#2 I'd never do a clone to an SSD anyway. Fresh install is best.
Yes, it was the main drive, i cloned to avoid having to install all the applications and tweaking video settings as it also acted as a home htpc. Looks like i'm gonna eventually have to suck it up and just do a fresh install.

I just realized something. All my other HDDs were Sata, not IDE. I don't know why I even said IDE. Sorry.
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