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Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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2012 Mac Mac with 3rd party SanDisk SSD is taking forever to boot

I just got a new 2012 Mac Mine (the base model), and I upgraded the RAM to 16GB and I replaced the hard drive with a SanDisk 120GB Extreme SSD.

For some reason, my Mac Mini is taking over 30 seconds to boot. The screen goes gray for about 30 seconds right after I press the power button, but before the Apple logo appears.

I tried verbose mode, but OS X wasn't getting stalled at anyone part of the startup.

I also tried putting back the memory that came with the Mac Mini, but that didn't chance anything.

I made a video showing the problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B7vGplDkQ4
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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I think I just found the problem.

I didn't copy the recovery partition because Carbon Copy Cloner didn't allow me to.

So does anyone know how to copy the recovery partition?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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I think I just found the problem.

I didn't copy the recovery partition because Carbon Copy Cloner didn't allow me to.

So does anyone know how to copy the recovery partition?
Yes, look for the Disk Center on CCC -- this will let you add a recovery partition.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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Yes, look for the Disk Center on CCC -- this will let you add a recovery partition.
That did the trick! My Mac Mini is now booting up in about 12 seconds!

Thanks again!
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