Mountain Lion download time?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Tom2893, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Tom2893
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    Ok I (finally) got my redeem code from Apple at 19:38 this evening. 5 hours 15 minutes later- I'm almost 3/4 of the way there. Is this a joke or??

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    Then there's the installation etc.. I'm gunna be up all night!
     
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    Don't fret mate. I've been downloading for the past 2 hours and it's about 75% complete. Here's the kicker: the estimated remaining time goes from 45 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes frequently.
     
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    My download took 4 hours!!
    All done now though and just tested all my applications and updated them - everything working now!
     
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    40 mins. Did this as soon as it rolled out.
     
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    I got lucky I guess. Am temporarily without my broadband internet so, at the suggestion of the Apple website, went into an Apple Store (Soho NYC) to see if they could help.

    Initially the Personal Setup person had me logging into the wifi network but that was due to take over 2 hours. Thankfully the guy at the Genius Bar hooked me up to whatever ethernet connection they have there and it was literally the fastest internet I have ever experienced. As crazy as this sounds it was honestly less than 10 minutes to get one from 1GB downloaded on the wifi to 4.3GB for the whole thing.
     
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    took me around 30 min; man do I love my fiber line ... :D

    it would be even better when Apple on the other side could deliver faster but all guys also pressed for download. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Nick412
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    20 min, but only because i have a faster internet connection
     
  8. Tom2893
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    yea i only have 3.5MB download speed. and BT infinity aint available where i am at the moment
     
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    Hi
    Where do u guys check the download progress? Im on the Apps page with just the "downloading" under the mountain lion pic
    Thks
     
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    Mine took friggin forever. And it stalled halfway through.
     
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    It took about 4 hours, despite my 30Mbps connection.
     
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    Me also 4 or 5 hours. Now installing was -1:48 minutes and then now stuck on 18 minutes.
     
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    Took me 8 hours. I just loooooooooove my 1.5 Mbps DSL. :rolleyes:
     
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    I downloaded it the day before yesterday and it took me about 10 minutes. :D
     
  17. section215
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    app store, purchases tab
     
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    Pushing 20 hours with my craptacular wireless Internet service. I so miss cable Internet since moving to the boonies :( tempted to just tether from my iPhone or iPad and be done with it.
     
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    Got an upgrade from comcast the night before to 40Mbps... the whole process (installation and download) took just under an hour.
     
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    Mountain Lion download time?

    Mine only took 15 mins to download mine,:D
     
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    It'll be about 45 minutes for me.

    Getting a consistent 13 Mb download speed on 35+ Mb cable modem. Usually I see my downlink just about saturated with downloads from Apple, so they're a bit slower today.

    Guessing a lot of people decided to wait for Saturday to upgrade...
     
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    Luckily, I was at work when I downloaded it where I get 100mbps. Took about 5 minutes.
     
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