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Crosshair V BIOS Boot Time

Level 7
Good Afternoon everyone,

I am wondering if there's a way to shorten the boot time to Windows 7 Pro? I have my OS installed on my Crucial M4 128GB SSD. Now, yes because of the SSD, it's way faster to desktop, but the BIOS bootup is rediculously long from start to Windows Desktop. I also have a RAID setup, which takes a few more seconds of my BIOS boot up (anyway to disable that screen?).

Also for the masses, I just want to make sure that this is a good setup: Sata 1-4 have my 2 1TB drives as well as my SSD in RAID, my ASUS DVD is in SATA 5. I've ran some benchmarks for my SSD and especially with the firmware for the SSD, it seems up to specs. Anyways, just wanted to make sure I actually did that install correctly also instead of writing two seperate posts.

Level 7
1. if you havent done it yet, disable ASMedia SATA controller, unless I'm complete idiot (which I might as well be) it's eSata controller, and if you not using it, no point of having it, it also removes that no device found message.
but there's no good way to speed BIOS up, really, it's system's first and last defence, before it hands over control to system, it verifies all of it's assets and makes sure it all works as it should, which means more hardware = longer POST, in short, welcome to the club, but it's sure faster than any of Intel made boards that I have ever had before.
2. Seems fine to me, but I'd opt out agains RAID, there is no good reason for anyone to have RAID 1 or 0 anymore, 1 is a waste of disk and nightmare to rebuild, 0 it's all your eggs in one basket, RAID 5 is optimal, but expensive, and still admin's nightmare. now, SSD in raid, i have heard mixed reviews, but most of them say that there's no TRIM support, which effectively translates to quick performance degradation... other than that, great build.

aagain, I'm an idiot here, other's might have better ideas.
My ROG: MOBO: ASUS Crosshair V Formula | CPU: AMD 1100T Black Edition (O/C 4.125 GHz) | RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 4x4 GB (PC12800 842 MHz) | PSU: Rosewill 1000W 80+ Bronse
GPU: 2xEVGA GTX 560Ti 2GB VRAM | Primary HDD: Samsung 470S 128 GB SSD | Secondary HDD's: 3x WD Caviar Green 2TB Non Raid | ODD: Samsung BD-R/DVD-RW
Cooling: CPU: Corsair H5O with Push Pull Scythe Slipstream fans | Rest: GELID Ultra quiet closed loop fans. | Control: Zalman ZM-MFC2

Level 12
Set the bios to "Use Current" versus "Force Bios", this will eliminate the ASMedia/Unable to find device screen.

Better off avoiiding RAID, set up your drives in AHCI mode and you should be a happy camper.
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NemesisChild wrote:
Set the bios to "Use Current" versus "Force Bios", this will eliminate the ASMedia/Unable to find device screen.

Better off avoiiding RAID, set up your drives in AHCI mode and you should be a happy camper.

Sweet didnt know that, I just immediatly disabled the asmedia controller but I will keep this in mind, does it help at all in any other areas?
AMD 1100T 4255mhz
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win7 pro 64bit - 1920x1080 display

Level 10

I too find that the boot time is bigger than it should. I have seen motherboards from ASROCK POST in under two seconds, and I find it irritating that a top board like this one takes 10 seconds to POST.

you can do the following to speed up the CrossHair V POST:
- disable the asmedia sata bios or disable the controller, if you don't plan to use the esata port and the black sata connector on the motherboard
- disable the bios ASUS artwork, and select 1 sec and the wait time
- set your boot device to be the raid volume, and disable all other boot devices

I have a similar setup as yours: two intel X25M SSD's on port 0-1 ( raid0 ), two 1TB HDD's on port 2-3 ( raid0 ), and the optical drives on port 4-5.

Regarding SSD performance in raid0, I found perfomance to be better in RAID0 than in AHCI standalone. I haven't seen any performance degradation but without trimm support in RAID0, it will come sonner or later. Easy fix for this is to make an image of the RAID0 volume, periodicaly secure erase both SSD's and restore the volume after this.