21.5" Boot Time

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BunnyBusiness, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
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    teerexx52

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    About 45 seconds for me
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Fusion is around 15 seconds
     
  4. macrumors member

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    That sounds good to me, my current PC takes 2.5 mins or so.
     
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    teerexx52

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    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
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Considering my 2012 Air boots in 8 seconds, I couldn't deal with 45 seconds or more.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    sam3020

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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
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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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...
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Don't boot the desktop very much.
    Usually it just wakes from sleep and its just on.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    my boot time is around 45 seconds also with the standard HD
     
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    Fatboy71

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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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