Re: Extreme4 - fresh install of Win 8 boots VERY slow
Why is it I don't see your Samsung SSD listed/enumerated in that XML file? Both WDC's appear there as expected.
Why does the XML list your controller as "friendlyName="" description="Standard SATA AHCI Controller""? I'm strictly AMD here, but that sure looks like it's using the in the box MS AHCI driver to have a friendly name as that. Don't Intel controllers have a much more definitive name in Device Manager when installed properly.
And I see you have the XFast Ram Drive installed. By chance you didn't enable Save and Restore(or whatever it's called) at boot did you? That could acct for time as it copies the saved "file' on HDD back into ram.
What's your boot order in the BIOS look like?
Mine: ASRock Z77 Extreme6, i7-3770K, 16GB Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US, SeaSonic X-750 Gold, On-die HD 4000, Corsair H80i, Antec Spot Cool, Fractal Design R4 Black Pearl w/Window
Hers: ASRock 990FX Extreme4, FX-8150, 32GB AMD/Patriot AE316G1601U2K, SeaSonic X-750 Gold, Asus HD7770-2GD5, Corsair H80i, Antec Spot Cool, Fractal Design R4 Black Pearl w/Window
Server: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5, FX-4170, 32GB AMD/Patriot AE316G1601U2K, Enermax ELT500AWT, IBM ServeRAID M1015, Sapphire Ultimate HD 4670, Norco RPC-470