Agreed, a SSD is the only real solution to this. Fast Startup causes more problems than it solves. It forces a hibernate when you shut down. This makes it take longer to shut down and in my testing does not boot any faster. Eventually your sound will stop working, your networking will have issues, especially on a portable device where it will be waking on a different network. You'll also likely develop problems with any connected USB devices. Fast Startup is best left left off. If you can spare the cash for a SSD, it will be some of the best money you've ever spent.