Boot time articles

SATA DevSleep: Getting us closer to instant-on laptops

A few years ago, SATA-IO added a new feature to the SATA specification designed to reduce battery consumption in portable computer products. DevSleep, enables SSDs to act more like smartphones, allowing you to go days without plugging in to recharge and then instantly turn them on.

Microsoft demos fast boot times in Windows 8

If you think your highly-optimized Windows 7 machine running multiple SSDs in RAID0 boots fast, think again. Microsoft has published a new write-up and video on their Building Windows 8 blog that is sure to put today’s fastest booting systems…