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How long do you need to reinstall osx?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Khendal, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Hello, i have a doubt...how many times do you need to do a clean install of osx ?

    I have a new 8-core 2.4 mac pro and i need 35-40 minutes:(...and to install x-plane... something like 4 hours .

    Maybe have i any problems in my optical drive?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    I might be just reading it wrong but I'm having a hard time understand your question. :)

    Are you asking about how long it takes to install OS X?
  3. macrumors newbie

    ehm...sorry... but...yes !! how long...not how many times :D
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Xplane is very long to install from what I remember...
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Whenever I do a clean install of Snow Leopard on my MacBook Pro it usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour, so I'll say that your figures are normal.
  6. macrumors 6502

  7. macrumors 6502a


    I would say once a day, until it settles in properly and also just to make sure you don't have a nasty virus.

    :)P Sorry, I couldn't help it)

    40 mins seems about right on an HDD, no?
  8. macrumors 6502


    it mainly depends on the optical drive and a bit on the HD speed. Half an hour on a mac pro seems OK to me.
    CPU speed is not the limiting factor for an OS X install on any Mac Pro.
  9. macrumors 6502


    If you skip some software components (e.g. printer drivers in 10.5), it will take less time, of course.
  10. macrumors 68040


    I haven't seen it take much longer than 20-25 minutes.

    Once I installed from a disk image (attached via USB HDD) and it took ~15 minutes.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    never had too. I have upgraded from tiger,leopard,snow leopard with no issues.
  12. macrumors demi-god


    Usually it's pretty fast. X-Plane takes a while as it's big, but it's not OS X. ;)

    Final Cut Studio takes like 3 hours for a full install.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Thanks for your answers guys, yesterday i've tried to reinstall osx, without languages and without all printers supports... it tooks something like 22m.

    Seems to be ok...but...i've ordered the same, a new optical driver...the pioneer dvr218 from OWC and a blu ray burner.

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