[dba-Tech] SSHD boot disk

Dan Waters df.waters at comcast.net
Fri Jan 13 09:15:53 CST 2012

Hi Art,

I have a 120 Gb SSD I'm using as a boot disk.  Boot up time is 1:06 every
time.  If I had a new i7-2600K that was overclocked, it could be quite a bit
faster.  But 10 seconds from off to ready?  I wonder how that happens.


-----Original Message-----
From: dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com
[mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Arthur Fuller
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 8:57 AM
To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues
Subject: [dba-Tech] SSHD boot disk

Last night a friend of mine told me about a friend of his, who has put
together a computer for use by him and his wife. It's got a pair of 2TB hard
disks and more interestingly, a solid state hard disk that he has set up to
be the boot disk. From a switched-off machine to the whole OS loaded and
ready to go, elapsed time 10 seconds! Not quite "instant-on" but pretty
darned close.

I don't have any SSHDs but I do have a couple of 16GB memory sticks. Has
anyone set up one of those to be the boot disk? And if so, what was the
bootup time?

Cell: 647.710.1314

Prediction is difficult, especially of the future.
  -- Werner Heisenberg
dba-Tech mailing list
dba-Tech at databaseadvisors.com
Website: http://www.databaseadvisors.com

More information about the dba-Tech mailing list