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Storage SSD boot slowed by optical drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Lankius Maximus, 9 Jan 2013.

  1. Lankius Maximus

    Lankius Maximus Minimodder

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    I recently installed a Crucial M4 128gb SSD into my set up. It is only being used as a boot/ gaming drive. Every thing was going well with 5-7 second boot times when suddenly the boot time shot up to over a minute.

    Having disconnected both HDDs, reinstalled drivers, even going so far as to reinstalling the OS and spending plenty of time on Google I discovered the culprit was likely to be my optical drive (a slim line Sony number although that appears unimportant).

    Sure enough I disconnected the drive and the boot time is back around the 5 second mark (with the HDDs attached).

    Has anyone got an idea as how to best get the optical drive playing nicely with the SSD or am I simply best to leave it unattached until I need to use it again?

    If it helps my mobo is a Asus Gene V and all drivers/ firmware are up to date.
     
  2. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Odd.

    Which part of the boot takes such a long time with the DVD drive attached?
     
  3. Lankius Maximus

    Lankius Maximus Minimodder

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    Post itself appeared longer however when the Windows 8 boot screen appears it would stay on that for almost bang on a minute. As mentioned the boot screen is now back to around 5 seconds (then instantly to desktop) and it posts quicker to.
     
  4. sniperdude

    sniperdude Minimodder

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    tried it in both sata II an III ports?

    shouldn't make any difference but worth a try.
     
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  5. Lankius Maximus

    Lankius Maximus Minimodder

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    It shouldn't do but it has. I moved both the HDD and optical drive over to the Marvell 6 Gb/s ports and it is now starting up as it should.

    Thanks for the help!
     

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