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Khendal
Sep 8, 2010, 06:45 AM
Hello, i have a doubt...how many times do you need to do a clean install of osx ?

I have a new 8-core 2.4 mac pro and i need 35-40 minutes:(...and to install x-plane... something like 4 hours .

Maybe have i any problems in my optical drive?



Grannyville7989
Sep 8, 2010, 07:01 AM
I might be just reading it wrong but I'm having a hard time understand your question. :)

Are you asking about how long it takes to install OS X?

Khendal
Sep 8, 2010, 07:03 AM
I might be just reading it wrong but I'm having a hard time understand your question. :)

Are you asking about how long it takes to install OS X?

ehm...sorry... but...yes !! how long...not how many times :D

Angelo95210
Sep 8, 2010, 07:09 AM
Xplane is very long to install from what I remember...

Grannyville7989
Sep 8, 2010, 07:24 AM
Whenever I do a clean install of Snow Leopard on my MacBook Pro it usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour, so I'll say that your figures are normal.

MT0227
Sep 8, 2010, 08:22 AM
http://www.cultofmac.com/how-to-upgrade-to-snow-leopard-the-right-way/15141

Give it a read

2contagious
Sep 8, 2010, 08:55 AM
I would say once a day, until it settles in properly and also just to make sure you don't have a nasty virus.

(:P Sorry, I couldn't help it)

40 mins seems about right on an HDD, no?

macz1
Sep 8, 2010, 06:32 PM
it mainly depends on the optical drive and a bit on the HD speed. Half an hour on a mac pro seems OK to me.
CPU speed is not the limiting factor for an OS X install on any Mac Pro.

macz1
Sep 8, 2010, 06:34 PM
If you skip some software components (e.g. printer drivers in 10.5), it will take less time, of course.

elppa
Sep 8, 2010, 06:37 PM
I haven't seen it take much longer than 20-25 minutes.

Once I installed from a disk image (attached via USB HDD) and it took ~15 minutes.

hugodrax
Sep 8, 2010, 07:44 PM
Hello, i have a doubt...how many times do you need to do a clean install of osx ?

I have a new 8-core 2.4 mac pro and i need 35-40 minutes:(...and to install x-plane... something like 4 hours .

Maybe have i any problems in my optical drive?

never had too. I have upgraded from tiger,leopard,snow leopard with no issues.

alphaod
Sep 8, 2010, 09:14 PM
Usually it's pretty fast. X-Plane takes a while as it's big, but it's not OS X. ;)

Final Cut Studio takes like 3 hours for a full install.

Khendal
Sep 9, 2010, 04:31 AM
Thanks for your answers guys, yesterday i've tried to reinstall osx, without languages and without all printers supports... it tooks something like 22m.

Seems to be ok...but...i've ordered the same, a new optical driver...the pioneer dvr218 from OWC and a blu ray burner.