Windows 10: Windows boots fast with just SSD but much slower with SSD plus HDD

Discus and support Windows boots fast with just SSD but much slower with SSD plus HDD in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Why is it that my computer boots in seconds with just an SSD where Windows is installed but about 4X as long when I attach a secondary hard drive?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by socklosk, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. socklosk Win User

    Windows boots fast with just SSD but much slower with SSD plus HDD


    Why is it that my computer boots in seconds with just an SSD where Windows is installed but about 4X as long when I attach a secondary hard drive?

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    socklosk, Oct 7, 2018
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    SSD VS HDD

    Storage wise an SSD is absolutely no different to a HDD - 500GB SSD = 500GB HDD.


    The difference between an SSD and an HDD is mainly Read/Write speed - How fast Windows, Applications and Files load

    An SSD is much faster than an HDD

    Also SSD's do not need defragmenting as they employ a totally different method of storing files and deleting files.

    I Hope this Answers your Question!
     
    DaveM121, Oct 7, 2018
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  3. alden2662 Win User
    How to change boot from HDD to SSD?

    I recently installed Crucial 275 GB M2 SSD in my new Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM laptop and cloned HDD to SSD with Easy US Todo back up software. Cloning appear to be successful and on disk management menu SSD looks like it healthy and has all Windows and partition
    copied and ready. Now, how to change boot from HDD to SSD? I understand I need to change boot on BIOS but not sure how to do it exactly. I tried to do it from YouTube video with changes in BIOS, but now I am not sure whether I did everything right and made
    laptop to boot from SSD or it still boots from HDD. Will appreciate some instructions how to check if boot comes from SSD and if not -how to change boot to SSD.

    Thanks

    AD

    Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Windows Ink & touch
     
    alden2662, Oct 7, 2018
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  4. alden2662 Win User

    Windows boots fast with just SSD but much slower with SSD plus HDD

    How to change boot from HDD to SSD?

    Hello,

    Thank you for the advice, I followed your instruction, went to F2 in BIOS and changed sequence of bootable disks putting SDD on top of HDD, so it was on BIOS like this :1) Windows, 2) SSD Crucial; 3) Toshiba HDD ( original drive).

    But results were pretty suprising: booting did not cut by 80% like some people say it will if boot will go from SSD instead of HDD. It looks to me booting from SSD is even longer than from HDD and I now wonder if cloning was done correctly, may be it something
    wrong with partition?

    I checked disk management and copied image from it. Disk 1 (SSD) shows Healthy (primary partition) and HDD shows Healthy (boot, page file, crash dump and primary partition). SSD is missing page file, crash dump) May be it's the reason why SSD boot is slow?
    And if I will have to erase my cloned Windows from SSD is it possible to clone it again to the same SSD may be using different software?. I am afraid if I format SSD to re-clone my HDD, it will erase not just my Windows and some other apps on SSD but also
    it will erase installation software that came with SSD. I will appreciate your advice.

    AD


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    alden2662, Oct 7, 2018
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