Yeah right, boot time is 10 sec for /8 versus 15 sec for /7 and 4 sec for Mint.
Afraid I'm not that geeky to worry about Boot times -- even in the "Old days" if boot took a long time I'd go for a coffee, beer, scotch or kick the dog or do something while the machine was booting.
However I DON'T regret in anyway whatsoever installing SSD's -- it's almost impossible to convey in figures the improvements you get even (or perhaps especially) on older systems in having SSD's. On a laptop these days even a 128 GB SSD should be enough storage as you can always use CHEAP external disks / usb drives or even micro SD cards .
On desktops if you can use several you will be absolutely amazed - especially if you are using apps like photo shop etc.
For most people --always assuming you have enough RAM - and pretty well all computers these days have at least a minimum of 4GB fitted-- you are usually FAR FAR better in fitting an SSD rather than changing the processor or adding more RAM.
Best upgrade almost I've ever done was fitting SSD's.
(On a desktop with 2 SSD's fitted -- I use one for some VM's - booting and running these VM's makes them run pretty well at NATIVE speed -- almost no delay / overhead at all).
Running a laptop --even a decent one (i7 processor in it) without an SSD -- seems sluggish and really makes a mockery of having an i7 processor in it. I haven't put one in this machine as I rarely use it now -- it's too BIG for portability and I haven't yet replaced my desktop. I'll probably donate the thing to some organisation eventually.
If an ssd "just" made boot faster I would not have much interest in them at all.
IMHO they are the single best thing you can do to any system that does not use one, they make everything much quicker.
I don't choose to HATE it before giving it a try..
I just want something familiar.. then after learning to use the new laptop.. I will gladly try out the NEW Things in Windows 8.
We bought these computers to use !!
YES.... If you already know how to use W8 it is much to easy to say thing as I see above.. that's one thing, as many
of you do already, it's extremely easy to snap at us FOR NOT WANTING TO HAVE Something all bright and flashy.
I for one need help with this , I want and need help trying to get around FIRST. this is supposed to be a help area.
YES I can follow instructions by asking a few needed questions as well.. as I have in W7forums, I've had wonderful people to help
me setting up my router, homegroup.. etc.
Please don't reply if you are NOT, about showing us links.. visuals, screenshots, pointing out where to find or locate needed helps. such as shared above.. that's how we learn.
Thanks to those who are willing to assist .
If I've posted in the wrong place.. ADMN. please move to where I should be
Last edited by LADYPINKtomato1; 23 Mar 2013 at 21:31.
I use 2 SSDs like that too. The internal one for the host Windows 7 system and an external USB3 attached one for the WMware virtual systems (Windows 8, Mint, Zorin).(On a desktop with 2 SSD's fitted -- I use one for some VM's - booting and running these VM's makes them run pretty well at NATIVE speed -- almost no delay / overhead at all).
The advantage of the external attachment is that I can carry the virtual systems to any other PC that has VMware Player installed - e.g to my laptop when I go to the computer club for the Linux workshops or to my systems in Germany.