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Old May 22, 2010, 08:29 PM
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I am not sure whats going on it takes a very long time to boot after I installed this ssd drive, my old drive I was using with the same os could boot up windows 7x64 in about 25 seconds this ssd takes over a minute not sure what that is all about.
now this probably has nothing to do with the ssd but I can't see all of my Hard drives I looked in the disk management and it isn't in there either but when I do a scan for hard drives I can feel the hard drive being scanned and I do get a message saying it found the drive but I don't see it anywhere, even after a reboot I still can't see it .
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Old May 23, 2010, 05:47 AM
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that is what is taking so long at post looking for said hd is what i think anyways. did your hd choke?
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Old May 23, 2010, 06:21 AM
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Is it showing up in the BIOS?
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Old May 23, 2010, 06:33 AM
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Pull all your other drives from the system and reboot. Does boot time go down? IF it does add the one that is not being seen. IF boot time goes up....download the diagnostics from the mfg'er and see if its a dead/dying drive. Id also try different ports (might be bad port) and one of the SATA cables from one of the other drives (ie a "known good" cable). See if its something simple and not a bad drive. :)
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Old May 24, 2010, 11:47 AM
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thanks for all replys , I think the drive finally died thats ok I have a few others.
now as for my ssd if I unplug all of the other drives and just have the ssd plugged in it still is slow to boot up
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Old May 24, 2010, 12:04 PM
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hmm it still seems to be booting from my WD drive even though I installed a seperate windows 7 on the ssd drive with all of the other drives unplugged
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Old May 24, 2010, 12:06 PM
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What model SSD do you have. Can you run a Crystal DiskMark (100mb, 5 pass all sizes) and post the results. Its odd for an SSD to ADD time to a boot up. Is it taking long for it to find the SSD on post or is windows itself slow? Could be a screwed up installation, or something loading on startup....or a bad / dieing SSD.

EDIT: lol....THAT explains the slow boot time . :)~
Go into your bios and tell it which drive it should boot from first...the SSD and not the HDD (usually called something along the lines of "boot order").
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What model SSD do you have. Can you run a Crystal DiskMark (100mb, 5 pass all sizes) and post the results. Its odd for an SSD to ADD time to a boot up. Is it taking long for it to find the SSD on post or is windows itself slow? Could be a screwed up installation, or something loading on startup....or a bad / dieing SSD.

EDIT: lol....THAT explains the slow boot time . :)~
Go into your bios and tell it which drive it should boot from first...the SSD and not the HDD (usually called something along the lines of "boot order").
that was the first thing I did ( change the boot order) but I did notice that when I booted up and it shows the AHCI screen that the first Hard drive on the list isn't my ssd. but in my Bios ( gigabyte motherboard) I have it set to boot from the SSD.
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Edit I forgot to mention that this is a Kingston 64GB SSDnow v series drive
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Is this a clean install of Windows 7? If not, perhaps the partitions aren't aligned, or just that it doesn't know it's an SSD so TRIM and what not isn't turned on.

As per the AHCI list, I believe that goes by port number. So if you put the SSD in the first port (probably 0 or 1) then it should show first.
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SOMETHING aint right as those write speeds suck. Time to nuke the install and try again. With a sani erase in between. Download HDD Erase. run it from a usb stick with a dos loader. then reinstall.
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