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Old Dec 6, 2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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21.5" Boot Time

Has anyone measured the boot time on their new 21.5" iMac with an HDD? I'd like to measure mine when it gets here and see kind of time I'm saving with the Fusion drive.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Has anyone measured the boot time on their new 21.5" iMac with an HDD? I'd like to measure mine when it gets here and see kind of time I'm saving with the Fusion drive.
About 45 seconds for me
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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Fusion is around 15 seconds
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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About 45 seconds for me
That sounds good to me, my current PC takes 2.5 mins or so.
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That sounds good to me, my current PC takes 2.5 mins or so.
Yes.. It's fine with me. I have a MacBook Pro with ssd that boots much faster. I was thinking I couldn't live without Fusion drive in this iMac but honestly for what I do it works great
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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Considering my 2012 Air boots in 8 seconds, I couldn't deal with 45 seconds or more.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 03:18 PM   #7
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My 2008 MBP takes several minutes. I'm surprised the new iMacs are still 45 seconds though. I expected faster.

Also, I didn't know any of the Fusion Drive models had already shipped.

Thanks for the data points. If I can really save 30 seconds each time it boots up, that's nice.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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I am very happy with my imac with HDD. Beautiful machine. I am glad that i didnt waste my money paying an extra 400 for a fusion drive
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My 2008 MBP takes several minutes. I'm surprised the new iMacs are still 45 seconds though. I expected faster.

Also, I didn't know any of the Fusion Drive models had already shipped.

Thanks for the data points. If I can really save 30 seconds each time it boots up, that's nice.
Hate to keep bringing it up, but the standard 5400 RPM drive is pretty slow. Really a shame you have to pay another $450 to get a decent performing drive on the 21.5" iMac.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 04:09 PM   #10
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yes, the 450 premium bothers me as well, but the other part of me saw beachballs when I opened an iPhoto album while playing with the new iMac in the store...
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 04:22 PM   #11
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Don't boot the desktop very much.
Usually it just wakes from sleep and its just on.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:38 PM   #12
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my boot time is around 45 seconds also with the standard HD
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Boot times are not really going to be an issue as its advisable (even Apple recommend this) to sleep a Mac, rather than shut it down everytime you have finished using it. Waking it up from sleep takes seconds from what I've seen.
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