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mm1250
Dec 6, 2010, 12:23 PM
Hello,

I got a MBA and I read the boot times are around 7-10 secs. However, I have consistently noticed my boot times are around 15secs. I have the 13'' model with 4GB so I'm curious to how others here are able to achieve such speeds?

ONly startup Item I have is the ITunesHelper and not other apps really.

Also, are people timing the boot ime from the the point of the power-on button or after the screen displays the logo?



poobear
Dec 6, 2010, 12:35 PM
I've only read reports of 15 sec and more and that's how my 11" performs too.

robby818
Dec 6, 2010, 12:42 PM
People are terribly inaccurate when it comes to measuring boot up time. Ask most people and they would say their laptop boots up in a minute, in reality it's probably closer to 2-3 minutes. I think 15 seconds is about as good as it gets for the MBA.

Hellhammer
Dec 6, 2010, 12:44 PM
Mine boots in around 15secs though I haven't measured it. Maybe some people stop the time when it gets to the login screen which is not the right way. Loading desktop takes easily few seconds

foiden
Dec 6, 2010, 12:50 PM
Pretty much 13-15 seconds from being completely off.

Andrmgic
Dec 6, 2010, 01:52 PM
I clocked around 15.36 with a stop watch.. before I bought one.

Very impressive speed..

T4R06
Dec 6, 2010, 02:12 PM
i have the base 11" with 128ssd cold boot is around 13-15 secs

theres no such thing as 7 secs

dhartlen
Dec 6, 2010, 02:21 PM
Based on the amount of time I've wasted watching Windows reboot time and time again in my life, I am not going to complain one bit about the approximate 30 seconds or so it took for my MBA to reboot this morning while installing a program.

HLdan
Dec 6, 2010, 02:43 PM
If anyone is saying they get 7-10 seconds they are most likely timing it after the boot chime comes on. You're suppose to time it from the time you press the power button. And OP, 15....even 20 seconds is good as it takes 35 for my Macbook Pro which has a 7200 rpm drive. :)

deedas
Dec 6, 2010, 04:14 PM
Never read 7-10 seconds anywhere. It's always in the 13-15 mark. Yours is fine.

psirix
Dec 6, 2010, 04:30 PM
From the endless unboxing videos I have watched :D, the average boot time seems to be about 15 seconds.

gwsat
Dec 6, 2010, 04:31 PM
Mine boots in around 15secs though I haven't measured it. Maybe some people stop the time when it gets to the login screen which is not the right way. Loading desktop takes easily few seconds

Pretty much 13-15 seconds from being completely off.
Yeah, me too. In the interest of science I just rebooted and timed how long it took between the time I pressed the Power button until the desktop was fully populated. Including the time it took for the MBA's Airport client to reconnect to my wireless router, the entire process took 17 seconds. I then timed how long it would take Windows 7 to load in a VMware Fusion VM. That took more time, 57 seconds.

hcho3
Dec 6, 2010, 04:34 PM
7-10 seconds? Can you please tell me who are these people and what kind of jesus laptops they have?

psirix
Dec 6, 2010, 04:36 PM
7-10 seconds? Can you please tell me who are these people and what kind of jesus laptops they have?

They probably float on water too.

crazyyankeefan
Dec 6, 2010, 04:52 PM
I don't know what computer you guys are actually using, but I've constantly been getting around 7-10 seconds

jenzjen
Dec 6, 2010, 05:02 PM
I don't know what computer you guys are actually using, but I've constantly been getting around 7-10 seconds

Video, put it on youtube?

og1
Dec 6, 2010, 05:33 PM
It all seems irrelevant since the machine will standby for up to 30 days.

btw my brand new 13" MBA boots in 20-24 seconds to a USEABLE desktop. 7 seconds? I doubt...

soldierblue
Dec 7, 2010, 01:03 AM
I'm at 14-15 seconds from button press to login.

Mike225
Dec 7, 2010, 01:15 AM
I clocked around 15.36 with a stop watch.. before I bought one.

Very impressive speed..

Off topic: hows your Focus?

tubbymac
Dec 7, 2010, 01:33 AM
I don't know what computer you guys are actually using, but I've constantly been getting around 7-10 seconds

That's either a dirty lie or you need to get a better stopwatch.

Andrmgic
Dec 7, 2010, 08:06 AM
Off topic: hows your Focus?

I love it.

Never had another phone that felt this fast.

superdudeo
Dec 7, 2010, 12:53 PM
I have 4GB upgrade and exactly 15 secs from button press to useable desktop

millerb7
Dec 7, 2010, 02:36 PM
12 seconds for me ;)

MBP ;)

lucashungaro
Dec 7, 2010, 04:33 PM
MBA 13'', 2.13 Ghz, 4 Gb RAM

Booted some times and timed with a stopwatch.

~13.5 seconds (from off to connected airport and everything ready)

potentpotable
Dec 8, 2010, 12:13 AM
My boot ups, with nothing authorized to run at start-up, has been around 25 seconds since updating to 10.6.5. :(

Has this happened to anyone else?

Andreas Grauel
Dec 8, 2010, 01:30 AM
Not for me. My boot times are still around 14-16 secs ;-)

poobear
Dec 8, 2010, 02:12 AM
My boot ups, with nothing authorized to run at start-up, has been around 25 seconds since updating to 10.6.5. :(

Has this happened to anyone else?
Reboot a couple of times and that number should drop as OS X caches more stuff.

bowlerman625
Dec 8, 2010, 11:45 AM
i have the base 11" with 128ssd cold boot is around 13-15 secs

theres no such thing as 7 secs

That's where my 11.6 is. I'm very happy with that. My rev C MBA with SSD is basically double that......even double that is still really fast considering most others out there.

mrsir2009
Dec 8, 2010, 11:57 AM
My MBP takes 15-20 secs. 7-10 is pretty good, although it does have a SSD. I'm interested to see what the boot time will be after I install my XT hybrid.

mkelly
Dec 8, 2010, 12:06 PM
My boot ups, with nothing authorized to run at start-up, has been around 25 seconds since updating to 10.6.5. :(

Has this happened to anyone else?

When you say "nothing authorized to run at start-up", do you mean via the Login Items panel in System Prefs, or are you including the LaunchDaemons/Agents in the OS? It's amazing what gets added to launchd by 3rd party apps/drivers, etc.

gwsat
Dec 8, 2010, 02:17 PM
The consensus of the posts here is that most of seem to be seeing MBA boot times of around 15 seconds. Although that is somewhat more that 7-10 seconds, it's still very good, it seems to me. I counted my blessings on this score this morning when I rebooted my Santa Rosa MBP and the process took 2 minutes.

potentpotable
Dec 9, 2010, 02:24 PM
When you say "nothing authorized to run at start-up", do you mean via the Login Items panel in System Prefs, or are you including the LaunchDaemons/Agents in the OS? It's amazing what gets added to launchd by 3rd party apps/drivers, etc.

I meant Login Items in Sysprefs. How do you check otherwise? I haven't yet discovered the Mac equivalent to "msconfig" :P

poobear
Dec 9, 2010, 04:07 PM
When you say "nothing authorized to run at start-up", do you mean via the Login Items panel in System Prefs, or are you including the LaunchDaemons/Agents in the OS? It's amazing what gets added to launchd by 3rd party apps/drivers, etc.

WTF! What a load of crap Adobe has installed on my machine. The files are everywhere.

I meant Login Items in Sysprefs. How do you check otherwise? I haven't yet discovered the Mac equivalent to "msconfig" :P
The ones I know of:
/Library/LaunchDaemons
/Library/LaunchAgents
~/Library/LaunchAgents folder

potentpotable
Dec 10, 2010, 12:33 AM
I checked those three folders, and I have a lot of files. I have no idea what they are, though, so I don't want to delete anything. Nothing familiar stands out.

applefanDrew
Dec 10, 2010, 12:52 AM
The consensus of the posts here is that most of seem to be seeing MBA boot times of around 15 seconds. Although that is somewhat more that 7-10 seconds, it's still very good, it seems to me. I counted my blessings on this score this morning when I rebooted my Santa Rosa MBP and the process took 2 minutes.

Reset the Pram maybe? 2 minutes is a long time

poobear
Dec 10, 2010, 04:50 AM
I checked those three folders, and I have a lot of files. I have no idea what they are, though, so I don't want to delete anything. Nothing familiar stands out.
Well they should be empty so its stuff that you have installed. Google them if you ever want to delete them and boot faster.

kappax12
Dec 11, 2010, 08:20 PM
just wanna add my time, from start of pressing the power button to fully load up connected to wifi. time = 15sec, shut down time = 1.4sec.
when i first got the air its was loading up at 24 sec. i guess after a few power up its faster now.
i also have no startup items.

maxed out 13 air

fswmacguy
Dec 11, 2010, 08:25 PM
If I'm not mistaken, Apple starts timing after the "bing", which indicates that the computer has hasn't encountered any hardware errors entering POST.

ZenErik
Dec 11, 2010, 08:29 PM
My MBP takes 10 - 12 seconds to boot. I would expect similar results for the Air. Maybe slightly longer since they use a slower SSD. Nothing to complain about. My pinwheel generally spins 2 1/2 times.