That is INCREDIBLY fast, padfoot! Is this on Windows 7 that you are able to achieve such fast speeds?I've bought a solid state drive about 2 weeks ago and have no problem in boot or system speed.
But maybe you are right, because I didn't have any problem with windows7 without SSD.
Maybe all is about win8.1 read/write process that causes slow down the system.
Anyway, I've installed many software and some of them are heavy, like: Siemens TIA Portal v12 + WinCC, Matlab, Proteus, ...
and all of them takes 5 seconds to load (maximum).
Start-up and shutdown time decrease to less than 15 seconds. (Also I have many programs on start-up time!)
And the most interesting is hibernate time. It takes less than 1 second! Even when many programs are running!
I love technology!!!
Myself having gone from Windows XP to 8 and finally, 8.1, I find the boot up speed to be fast enough on my Laptop, with the total time from Power On to User Screen to Desktop at just less than a minute. When I had Microsoft's Start 8 function, my total boot time was at least two minutes, and sometimes longer than that!
- Windows 8.1