Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That is normal for win8. It is slower than win7. The hibernate trick thing is there to make up for it. I don't use it for a number of reasons, one of them being I am multibooting.
Conversely, I have found that Win 8 boots faster than Win 7 (even with fast startup disabled). I guess that's why Win 7 offers a ready-boost trick to try and improve its own boot performance.