02-16-2022 12:26 AM
02-21-2022 11:11 AM
07-19-2022 01:34 PM
My motherboard is ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming WiFi AM4 ATX Motherboard
I have 11 external HDDs connected to my PC, and it takes me about 5 minutes to boot to the Windows. That is insane.
However, booting is fast without those external HDDs attached.
I searched on the internet, apparently many people have the problem. I have tried different solutions but none of them works for me:
1. Disable USB boot priorities
2. Turn on Fast Boot.
3. Set HDD emulation to Hard Drive for all HDDs.
Please help....it is impossible to unplug all HDDs when booting up PC, and re-plug all of them back...it is insane.
There must be a way to boot without having to wait for those HDDs.
07-25-2022 11:33 AM
11-08-2022 07:44 PM
I have 5 currently connected and one left as an offline backup that is powered down. I don't have this issue myself and never experienced it.
One thing that does come to mind that can cause very slow start up's is a failing hard disk. I would consider getting hddscan or crystal disk info or gsmartcontrol or any program that will let you view the smart status for your hard drives. This might not be the issue, but with that many hard drives and the nature of the slow start up, it very well could be a culprit.
I know it would be slow and tedious, but you could also unplug each drive one by one and see if any of the booting speeds resolve. External hard drives have controllers + hard disk. Neither are immune to failure.
02-06-2023 02:40 AM
02-08-2023 11:08 AM
Have had this problem for a long time where having external storage connected by USB would lead to slow boot on my Crosshair VII x470 board.
Interesting to see that the problem is still present on the 500 series boards. Must be an Asus thing.