5400rpm app launchtime?

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  1. EarthNeutron macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    ITunes: over 20 seconds to start
    Safari: around 8-9 sec.
    Pages:10 sec
    Boot time: over 1:30 min
    Shut down: around 30 sec

    Is that slow? I'm using a 2011 base 13 inch MBP with Lion.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Seems slow to me, but not necessarily due to your hard drive speed.
     
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Pages and iTunes (assuming a large library) seem about right. Safari seems a bit slow... do you have a lot of extensions installed, and does this include the resume feature?

    Boot and shutdown times: Stop shutting down your MBP!
     
  4. daffy67 macrumors newbie

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  5. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like you might need to repair permissions.
     
  6. EarthNeutron thread starter macrumors regular

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    Done that multiple times, even reinstalled OS X. 0 difference in speed.

    I'm thinking I have a faulty HDD idk...
     
  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    install xbench and run the hard drive benchmark
     
  8. EarthNeutron thread starter macrumors regular

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    These are my results:

    Drive Type Hitachi HTS545032B9A302
    Disk Test 28.81
    Sequential 29.57
    Uncached Write 39.88 24.48 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 14.07 7.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 41.50 12.15 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 66.59 33.47 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 28.10
    Uncached Write 10.00 1.06 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 62.06 19.87 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 63.26 0.45 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 95.50 17.72 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  9. iforbes macrumors 6502

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    Did you have a lot of stuff running that would be using the hard drive?

    Mine were significantly faster (late 2011 13" macbook pro 2.8GHz 750GB HDD)

    Drive Type Toshiba MK7559GSXF
    Disk Test 62.58
    Sequential 141.89
    Uncached Write 179.92 110.47 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 143.26 81.06 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 97.36 28.49 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 185.79 93.38 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 40.14
    Uncached Write 15.91 1.68 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 81.83 26.20 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 60.02 0.43 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 126.39 23.45 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  10. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Those results are incredibly low. You should be getting speeds of about twice that. Sounds like either something is wrong with the hard drive, or you were running something else at the same time that was using the HD.
     
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  12. EarthNeutron, Mar 10, 2012
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    Well, I'm thinking of buying an SSD anyway.


    here are my speeds with NO APPS running

    : Disk Test 42.45
    Sequential 74.49
    Uncached Write 80.46 49.40 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 57.57 32.57 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 85.90 25.14 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 81.58 41.00 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 29.68
    Uncached Write 10.91 1.16 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 60.53 19.38 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 61.52 0.44 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 96.72 17.95 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    BTW what HDD/SSD are you guys using?
     

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