Lenovo unveils EET Tech for fast booting without an SSD

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#1

Lenovo unveils EET Tech for fast booting without an SSD.

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Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/lenovo-unveils-eet-tech-for-fast-booting-without-an-ssd-61415/](http://www.myce.com/news/lenovo-unveils-eet-tech-for-fast-booting-without-an-ssd-61415/)


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#2

most new laptops boot exceptionally quickly. after a few weeks they’re very slow, even if you use windows service management to delay non essential services and applications, fully defrag and disable anything which isn’t required.

if it’s only a boot analysis software, Microsoft already has one available for free, and it provides a small amount of extra speed, but it doesn’t perform miracles.

imho this is just a gimmick to sell some more laptops in a crowded market, and possibly an excuse to use low performance 5400 rpm hard disk drives.


#3

Boot from ROM? What a novel idea!
My vintage 1986 Atari ST had the whole OS (including GEM) in 256k of ROM!
Granted this was before Windozzzzzz bloated to over 20 gigs.


#4

EE3 consists of two factors – RapidBoot and BootShield. For its upcoming computer range that features RapidBoot, these will have a Proprietary BIOS to reduce the initial POST time, specifically reconfigured drivers for improved performance, non-essential Windows 7 services delayed until after boot, carefully pre-installed software and carefully selected high quality hardware components for performance. RapidBoot also involves smartly defragging files used during the boot process and caching these in RAM.

That sounds a lot like specialised hardware and less stability with other semi-compatible components. Dangerous and only usable on certain levels.

Its BootShield will only be available in its laptop range and is designed to prevent lengthening boot times and slower performance as the device gets older with the build-up of user-added software. It works by monitoring system resources during the boot process and delaying the launch of user-added software until either resources are freed up (e.g. while idle) or when the user launches software that depends on the affected processes.

Ah, like Soluto does.


#5

While the whole o/s bloated to the range of 16-20gb what actually loads is in the range of less than 1gb of data for a “WHISTLE-CLEAN” boot. Ideally if you accelerate the system post to under 5 seconds, you can have a flash drive boot time of under 30 seconds. This was the ideal time Microsoft set as a goal more than 15 years ago. However, it comes at a cost… many of these so-called super BIOS’s end up locking you down to using ONLY microsoft windows as a singular o/s. Worthy trade to shave upto another 30 seconds on every boot? (plus $300 pricing premium @ retail) Hmm…