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Windows 7 slow to launch on VM using SSD drive.

Dale Fye
Dale Fye asked
Last Modified: 2020-01-21
I just recently cloned a VM that has been housed on my SCSI C:\ drive and installed it on an SSD drive (D:\).

After entering the password, it now takes several minutes for Windows to actually open so that I can actually do something.  

I would have thought, given the relative speed of SSD over SCSI, that it would boot faster from the SSD drive.

Is this normal?
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