So I bought myself an early Christmas present. I got a great Black Friday deal on an OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD (solid state drive). One of the top rated SSD's at the moment. This was going into my laptop - a 3 year old HP Pavilion DV7 - Core i7 with 8GB of RAM.
I then installed a fresh build of Windows 8 Enterprise as part of this project. I had the Windows 8 ISO file extracted to a USB stick for installation to help speed up the process.
I know SSD's are blazing fast and I know Windows 8 has a ton of performance enhancements so I was really anxious to see how the pair would perform together. I was not disappointed!
It look less than 5 minutes to install Windows 8!! I still had some setup questions to answer - selection of my wifi network, etc but the actually installation part was already done. Wow!
Here are some other numbers for you...
Start up time to login screen - 15 seconds
Full reboot to login screen - 25 seconds
Shutdown time - 8 seconds
Sleep - 3 seconds
Wake - 1 second!
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