Hello Theory, you may try updating the firmware for your SSD. Would you provide its model?
Does it make a difference if you do a cold boot or a restart?
Restarts appear to be less intermittent, however it still occasionally has a slower boot time during restarts.
I timed one of the slow boots yesterday and it took 3 minutes to load. When things run smoothly it takes less than 15 seconds.
This issue has already been reported to our engineering team. Please take a look:
I thought the issue resolved itself as there have been zero issues for the last week and 5 second boot times every time. Now all of a sudden 2 days in a row with 2-3 minute boot times. The firmware on the ssd is up to date and my bios is the latest version. There don't appear to be any answers from Intel in the other threads. Is the recommendation to try another ssd?