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Boot times on Intel P3700

HI,

Sometimes the boot times on Intel P3700 are very slow, is there any reason for this?

My System Specs.

Operating System

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

CPU

Intel Xeon E5 v3 @ 2.60GHz 39 °C

Haswell-E/EP 22nm Technology

RAM

64.0GB Unknown @ 931MHz (13-13-13-31)

Motherboard

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Z10PE-D8 WS (SOCKET 1) 104 °C

Graphics

BenQ BL3200 (1920x1080@60Hz)

BenQ BL3200 (1920x1080@60Hz)

PR-SC5530 (1920x1080@30Hz)

4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X (ASUStek Computer Inc) 64 °C

Storage

2794GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

2794GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

372GB NVMe INTEL SSDPEDMD40 (Unknown)

2794GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

2794GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

2794GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

3725GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

3725GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

3725GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

2794GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

2794GB AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

Optical Drives

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-221L

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-221L

Audio

NVIDIA High Definition Audio

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Honored Contributor II
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Hello ShawnMunster,

There are different reasons why your system may be slow to boot from your Intel® SSD DC P3700 sometimes.

First, I would like to mention that Intel PCIe SSD's with NVMe technology have different requirements, however, some systems that meet the basic requirements may require additional steps to make full use of these drives. We advise you to check with Asus about the optimal settings required in the BIOS for your system to boot from a PCIe* NVMe* SSD.

 

The documents we have do not include motherboards with C612 chipsets, however, you might want to review them and use for reference:

http://download.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/nvme_boot_guide_332098001us.pdf http://download.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/nvme_boot_guide_332098001us.pdf

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23929/eng/Intel%20SSD%20Data%20Center%20Family%20for%20PCIe%20Instal... http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23929/eng/Intel%20SSD%20Data%20Center%20Family%20for%20PCIe%20Instal...

 

You may also check the following items, as they have helped other users to improve boot times in their systems:

1. Contact the http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/topics/oems.html Computer Manufacturer Support to obtain and update the BIOS of your motherboard BIOS. This may improve support for NVMe devices.

2. Update the Firmware of your Intel® SSD DC P3700 using https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23931/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Data-Center-Tool Intel® SSD Data Center Tool (currently 2.3.1)

3. Make sure to use the current version of the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23929/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Data-Center-Family-for-NVMe-... Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for NVMe Drivers (currently 1.3.0.1007).

4. Confirm that the SSD is connected to a PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 Slot, or try using a different PCIe slot.

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Hi Jonathan,

That is all done, always have the latest BIOS, drivers, installed on my system still slow sometimes. I think its a driver issue or firmware on the P3700 still need a little enhancing.

maybe fixed in the next update. would like to try PCI-e 3.0 x8 SSD card next.

Regards,

Shawn.

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Honored Contributor II
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Hello ShawnMunster,

The SSD should be operating properly after applying the actions mentioned previously. Please take into consideration that the Intel® SSD DC P3700 Series is designed to deliver performance, reliability and endurance for Data Center systems that require hardware and data integrity to be fully checked when the system is initialized, also, Data Center systems often remain on for long periods.

We are continuously working to improve firmware and drivers, however, we do not expect future releases to make any major changes regarding boot times and the initialization process of the Intel® SSD DC P3700's.

If you wish to optimize boot times in your system, we advise you to consider external reasons, such as boot order and disconnecting USB devices or other components that may be causing the overall initialization process to take longer.

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When you say that your boot times are "very slow", exactly how long is it taking you to get to the Windows login screen?

I have a somewhat similar setup:

Intel i7-5960x

Asus X99 Deluxe

400 GB Intel P3700 PCI-e

64GB Corsair Dominator Platinum

Windows 10 Pro

6 GB AMD 7990 GPU

Raid 5 array with six varies drives

While the system boots fast compared to a "normal" PC, I was expecting it to boot significantly faster. I would estimate that it takes about 15-20 seconds to boot to the Windows login screen.

I have another rig that is using a M.2 drive for the OS and running Win 7 Pro - it boots way faster - probably 6-7 seconds.

Not sure if it is a Windows 10 thing or a drive thing.

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