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Old 08. Jul 2018, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im aware of how much importance many users attach to operating speed so thought Id share this experience.

I have an LG AIO desktop with 4G and an i5 that has a failing triple-booted conventional hard drive. Rather than mess with this I bought a Western Digital SSD to use externally with an Orico USB3 case. I then installed my favourite OS, BunsenLabs Helium x 64 onto it. Pretty much every operation runs faster than it did with the same system installed internally including just 9 seconds to boot and only 2 seconds to shut down.
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My experience is that operating on SSD is much faster than on HDD as the read/write speed of the former is a few times faster than a spinner.
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My experience is that operating on SSD is much faster than on HDD as the read/write speed of the former is a few times faster than a spinner.
Using externally is also a great way to breathe new life into an ageing laptop, my AIO being just a bigger version of same.
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Your result is totally as expected. Even with the added overhead of conversion between the drive and USB 3 is minimal compared to the improved read-write times.

Comparing the speed of a HDD with an SSD is like comparing a bicycle with a jet plane.
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My Windows 10 desktop takes 14 seconds to boot to desktop
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My Windows 10 desktop takes 14 seconds to boot to desktop
But is it usable at that point? My Win7 laptop is not slow to boot but then I need to wait for the AV icon to appear before clicking on something has any effect apart from causing the timer 'feature' to pulse.

I also have BunsenLabs dual booted on this machine and the operational speed difference between it and Windows in normal use for the same type of operations is phenomenal.
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Well, it does take a few seconds more to stabilize .. but yes, I can start opening browser and all. I try to keep the system lean.
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My Windows 10 desktop takes 14 seconds to boot to desktop
It is optimised for that - in fact it does not actually shut down, but just saves the session to disk and then reloads it.
If you actually force a complete shut down it will take a lot longer to reboot.
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I don't use sleep or hibernate. I specifically disable this option. So, it actually shuts down.
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Have you timed it after you have booted into a different OS??
Just a question as I'm interested as to whether there is a difference.
I had Win 10 for a while, but got so fed up of not having control of MY PC with it that I reverted to Win 7.

Yes I know you don't own any Windows, but at least under the older ones you do have a little more say as to what and when is installed.

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