8.5 minutes for Macbook Pro to wake up!

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  1. paperclip777 macrumors newbie

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    I'm using my 2011 macbook pro, as my 2015 fried after 15 months, no apple care and unreparable.

    The 2011 one is a regular hard drive, 650gb.

    It takes a LONG time to wake up, I decided to time it today... 7.5 minutes to be able to to acutually put in your password, and then another minute of spinning beach ball and screen freeze until you can acutually do anything.

    That's worse than an old windows machine!

    If I didn't hate windows so much, I'd be done with apple, but, my next buy will be the 2015 model again, with apple care, the new one is a joke.

    So, is 8.5 min wake up normal for a 6 year old macbook pro? Anything to do to speed it up?

    Cheers
     
  2. gngan macrumors 68000

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Your hard drive cable is likely starting to die. The 2011 and 2012 Macbook Pros have a known problem with them failing. They're cheap and easy to replace.
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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  5. TheOkeland macrumors member

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    Macbook Early 2011, 13", 2,3GHz Core i5, 4GB RAM: needs 2:30min to boot, but wakes up nearly instant.
    I would say 8.5 min is definitely not normal :D

    Would try a SMC-reset, maybe a reinstall of macOS could help.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    It's the hard drive cable. I literally replace about 10 of those a day and it resolves all kinds of slowness problems like that.
     
  7. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    It may be worth downloading one of the SMART hard drive apps to pull health statistics on the drive. While not all-encompassing or perfect in accuracy, these diagnostics can identify a wide range of issues, including both hard drive failure and problems with the connection/supply.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    It should be noted that a failing HDD cable can often give false failures to SMART testing software.
     
  9. peraspera macrumors member

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    If you haven't done so already you might want to ask Apple about the price they would charge for their flat rate depot repair for your 2015.
     

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