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Same SSD: faster with window 8.1 vs 7?

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#1 frldyz


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 01:28 PM

Last weekend I did my build:
I7 cpu 4790k . Not over clocked.
Msi 970 gpu
Gigabyte z97x gaming 3 mono
Samsung SSD 850 pro. 500gb
750 w psu
4 tb HDD. Only used to store files such as pictures.

Win7 64 bit homepremium on SSD
All drivers and updates all products.

Toshiba satellite $250 laptop.
AMD 2.0 ghz stock processor
Samsung SSD 850 pro 120 the

The laptop starts and shuts down twice as fast on the laptop. Is windows 7 slowing the SSD potential?

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#2 frldyz

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 01:30 PM

Is windows 7 64 bit home premium slower then windows 8.1 with the SSD?

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 01:33 PM

Hi there,

Windows 8 introduces some optimizations to increase performance, so Windows 7 will be slower than Windows 8 under the same hardware.


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 01:34 PM

Hi frldyz :)

Windows 8.1 is way more light-weight than Windows 7, and also have a "Fast Boot" feature, which speeds up the boot time. Hence why Windows 8/8.1 boots faster than Windows 7.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

Yes Windows 8.1 starts up for me in a few seconds (on a Sandisk SSD).  On a similar PC with a Samsung SSD, Windows 7 takes significantly longer to load up and log in.


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