2012 Mac Mac with 3rd party SanDisk SSD is taking forever to boot

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Haswell, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    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
     
  2. thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Yes, look for the Disk Center on CCC -- this will let you add a recovery partition.
     
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    That did the trick! My Mac Mini is now booting up in about 12 seconds!

    Thanks again!
     

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