SSD boot time

What is average SSD boot time and how to increase it?

In 2020, SSD has become more familiar and a must essential part of a gaming PC. But, their tons of different SSDs and the capability of those are not the same. That’s why some come with faster boot time (better compatibility) and some with a little bit slower than others. 

Are you still confused around which is the best average SSD boot time? Don’t worry, in this post, I am gonna discuss what is the average SSD boot time and how to increase that. So let’s go after a short introduction-

Hey guys, I am Jyotirmoy, build my first gaming PC in 2010 and now trying to describe what I have learned in my whole gaming career.

Average SSD boot time:

If you are using HDD, then you might know that the average booting time of an HDD is around 45-50 seconds in Windows 10.

But, in the case of SSD (solid-state drive), the average SSD boot time is around 20 seconds in Windows 10.

Now it doesn’t mean if you install an SSD and your PC magically boot up at 20-25 seconds. The other hardware also matters.

Like if you have sufficient RAM, a good processor and all over a good PC, then you can expect same kind of results. But, if you have a beast PC like 32GB RAM, i9 processor, you might also see the whole process in 10-15 seconds.

Overall, the other parts also depend on rapidly booting your computer with SSD and in most of the cases I found around 20 seconds for fully booting a computer.

But, I know some of you may not be getting decent boot time with SSD after having a good PC. In some cases, SSDs become slower than HDD. So, how you are gonna fix it? Don’t worry, I have some tips by which you can quickly increase SSD speed.

Tips to increase SSD boot time:

#1. Make sure to install your operating system in your SSD:

SSD boot time

It is frustrating but the real truth is if you wanna enjoy the true power of SSD, you have to install your operating system in your SSD, not in your HDD.

Many people just buy an SSD, install it and keep on biting nails but getting no results. Because your all main files are on HDD. Then how SSD can load files if it doesn’t have any.

That’s why you have to install your OS, main software, games in SSD to get awesome results.

Now, how you move your operating system from HDD to SSD if you are shifting? Don’t worry read till the end and I am gonna describe how you can exactly move all your important files to SSD.

But, in case of you are building a new PC and using an SSD, first install SSD then just install OS in that. Then you can also add HDD. That is too simple.

#2. Get rid of those frustrating antiviruses:

if you are using a cheap or free antivirus which can’t detect the virus is properly, please avoid that. They not only slows down your computer but also treats and blocks system files like a virus.

And when you boot your system these antiviruses make it slow. That’s why if you are using one, make sure to uninstall it and get the authentic SSD speed.

#3. Make sure your PC has enough resources:

RAM and processor is a huge factor if you wanna get speed from SSD. Imagine you are using an SSD with 2GB RAM, then how your SSD can perform at its peak point.

So, make sure you have at least these specifications to go with SSD:

  • Operating system: Windows 10.
  • RAM: Minimum 4GB (8GB recommend).
  • Processor: Min. Core i5.

After having these specifications or higher, you can easily switch from HDD to SSD and can be able to get awesome results.

How to migrate your operating system from HDD to SSD:

There the too many ways to shift your operating system from HDD to SSD. I am gonna discuss two methods here, one is free and other one is paid. So, choose according to your budget.

But, make sure to back up your data before doing any of these process.

Free method:

If you have bought a new SSD recently but facing problems to migrate your OS from HDD to SSD for free, try this method.

First backup your all data before starting.

If you don’t wanna lose any data, I prefer to do this whole process via software. Because, if you do it manually probability of losing data increases.

video description about how to migrate through EaseUS, credit: EaseUS Software

So, to do it safely, just download the EaseUS tool and do the following steps:

  • Open EaseUS and select the clone option.
  • Then go to the disk clone.
  • In source select your C drive and in Target select SSD drive.
  • Click on optimize for SSD so that all the files are properly sorted.
  • Then click next and after some time all your OS files will be installed in your SSD.

But, after installing the OS in SSD, it is also important to formal C drive from HDD. Let’s format C drive HDD-

  • Open my computer.
  • Right-click on local disk C.
  • Click on the format.
  • That’s it:)

Now, your computer is ready to use the super-fast SSD.

I know free is good but paid is more trustable. So, if you have money, you can migrate from HDD to SSD in a few steps.

For this, you have to download AOMEI Backupper. Before, I was also using the free method, but one year ago I bought this and trust me, if you have this, you can do this migration smoothly.

credit: Ultimate Handyman

After downloading and installing this software, follow these steps:

  • First, connect both SSD and HDD.
  • Then open this software and go to clone.
  • Then click on system clone.
  • After that select SSD drive and clone your OS files.
  • That’s it.

After some time this software is gonna automatically install all files in SSD. Then you can also remove your HDD.

What is average SSD boot time for windows 10:

The average SSD boot time for windows 10 with decent resources is around 18-22 seconds. You can get this super-fast boot time if you follow all my instructions I have given in this post like to install your OS in your SSD, get decent RAM and processor.


In this post, I have described the average time to boot SSD i.e. 20 seconds and how to increase it in windows 10.  I have also mentioned how you can migrate your operating system from HDD to SSD without losing data.

That’s it for today, I hope this post helps you in getting quick results. See you in the next post, tada:)

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