[SOLVED] Sounds stupid, but my HDD seems to boot Windows 10 at fast speeds.

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I'd like to know if it's just my HDD in general since it's a WD 7200 RPM. I'd like to know the science behind it or is it some Windows 10 function that I haven't heard about since my boot times are 20-30 seconds and I have a lot of stuff stored into the drive.
 

Nemesia

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No, but looking at my power options, it seems that I had Fast Startup checked.
Yep that was it.

"When Fast Startup is enabled, your computer doesn’t perform a regular shut down. Since applying new system updates often requires a shutdown, you may not be able to apply updates and turn your computer off. Restart is unaffected, though, so it still performs a full cold shutdown and restart of your system. If a shutdown doesn’t apply your updates, a restart still will."
 

Lutfij

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Which version of Windows 10 are you working with? Even if the drive is rated for 7200RPM, I've had drives that booted to GUI in 1 minute or more. That being said, please pass on the model to your WD drive.

For added measure, add you specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:
 
Sep 10, 2019
23
1
15
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Which version of Windows 10 are you working with? Even if the drive is rated for 7200RPM, I've had drives that booted to GUI in 1 minute or more. That being said, please pass on the model to your WD drive.

For added measure, add you specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:
Acer TC-704
Pentium N3700
2gb Ram

WD500AAKX-22ERMA0

Windows 10 Home 1803

Just simply would like how it's possible since even those specs are laughably bad.
 
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Nemesia

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Nov 6, 2019
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No, but looking at my power options, it seems that I had Fast Startup checked.
Yep that was it.

"When Fast Startup is enabled, your computer doesn’t perform a regular shut down. Since applying new system updates often requires a shutdown, you may not be able to apply updates and turn your computer off. Restart is unaffected, though, so it still performs a full cold shutdown and restart of your system. If a shutdown doesn’t apply your updates, a restart still will."
 

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