Could please let us know what current firmware version you have for this drive?
You can use our Intel® SSD Data Center Tool to check for updates. Here is the link: Intel® Download Center
Here is the information on the SSD
FirmwareUpdateAvailable: Firmware is up to date as of this tool release.
ModelNumber: INTEL SSDPEDMW012T4
ProductFamily: Intel SSD 750 Series
Thank you for the information provided. It seems like the Intel® SSD 750 Series drive will take longer to enumerate (therefore boot). This is a combination of longer PCI initialization time (than SATA) and the SSD ensuring a stable boot.
Indeed it is a very interesting question, whether via firmware to improve load times and compatibility with Ultra Fast Boot for such a rapid SSD. At least theoretically.
I am experiencing the same thing that Randman76 is and I've heard that enumeration may be the cause and it is good that you've confirmed that. While it is good that we know the cause, I'm interested in understanding when it will be fixed. I'm sure I, like others, did not spend more than $1,000 for this SSD to have it run slower in any respect.
Please review the following thread for information about the most common causes for slow performance with the Intel® SSD 750 Series:
1. The Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for PCIe Drivers should be used. The Inbox driver from Windows will let you use the drive, but the performance difference is noticeable.
2. The PCIe link speed and bandwidth may not be the ones recommended for the Intel® SSD 750. This drive requires PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 (four lanes) to operate according to specifications.
You can check the related thread for details and recommendations.
Hello Jonathan. The drive is in a PCIe Gen 3.0 slot x4 as reported by the SSD Toolbox and I also have the latest Intel NVMe driver installed. The issue is it's poor boot performance since it performs well enough once the system is running. What are Intel's plans to address the boot issue?
Jonathan - I would also have to agree that my card is occupied in an PCIE GEN 3.0 slot. As dBannon pointed out, once booted in Windows it performs great, I get the advertised speed / performance. It is the actual boot process that is slow. Let me give you more details on what I am experiencing....
1. I power up the motherboard.
2. I receive the Asus Post Screen
3. I receive the Windows 7 startup screen and the Widows flag begins to animate.
4. Once the Windows flag fully appears on the screen, both the amber and green lights on the SSD go out. A few seconds later, the green light comes back on followed by the Amber light and the SSD continues to boot.
That entire process on step#4 takes approximately 12-13 seconds (twice the time by last SSD took to boot)
This issue is not isolated to just a few users, This is something that "The Tech Report", who previously reviewed this drive was able to duplicate.
According to the previous tech, aleki_intel, this is a known issue. The question is, what is Intel going to do about it?
I look forward to your response.
We are aware of the longer initialization process with the Intel® SSD 750 Series, but you can be sure our engineers are continuously working on ways to improve this.
It is advised to check regularly for updates to the Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for PCIe Drivers (currently 126.96.36.1992), and also make sure you have the most recent firmware for your SSD, this can be done using Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center Tool or Download Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox.
The most recent versions are available at the Intel® SSD 750 Series Download Center.
Additionally, we recommend to keep the BIOS of your motherboard up to date.
I worry about this too. Is this phenomena only with the PCIe slot version of the Intel 750 SSD, or is it with the SFF-8639 version too?
If this isn't fixed I'd have to choose some one else, like the Samsung XS1715.
The Add-in-card and the SFF-8639 are both PCIe 3.0 x4 drives, the initialization process is similar for both form factors. We expect the boot time for them to improve with future updates.
Please keep in mind that the Intel® SSD 750 Series are considered a high end consumer SSD. The price and performance for Enterprise drives from Intel or from other vendors, like the Samsung XS1715, is expected to be different in comparison to the 750 Series.
For your consideration, we would like to add that the drives from the Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for PCIe* are already available from resellers as well, these include the Intel® Solid-State Drive P3500 Series, Intel® Solid-State Drive P3600 Series and Intel® Solid-State Drive P3700 Series.
Is there any news on this issue?
I've been checking every day for a driver update but no luck. In both Windows 7 and Windows 10 this Intel 750 PCIe 1.2TB that I have boots slower than even an HDD, let alone an SSD. This is the worst SSD I've ever owned and Intel isn't doing anything about it. The only thing it's good at is benchmarks, it flies in benchmarks, but I bought such a high end SSD to boot fast AND enjoy high performance, with this slow boot issue, this totally kills the enjoyment! Someone at Intel please do something about it! No firmware or driver updates for ages now....
Hello! Another one unlucky customer here. I'm observing this thread since a mounth, but nothing happened so far. Not only boot, but also wake up from sleep takes too much time. I wondering that this issue was not fully described in reviews. The only link where it will be said is the link given by the creator of this thread. All other reviewers fully ignoring boot performance - possibly because they don't want to loose Intel's loyality.... That's unfair to us, who spent more than $1k for a SSD, which is slower in terms of boot/wake up performance as every other SSD on market.
Please, DO SOMETHING with this bug!