About that "instant-on" issue...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by echo.park, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. echo.park macrumors regular

    echo.park

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    Is there a working fix out now? Did Apple do something?

    I can't find anything useful by searching the forum...
     
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    For me, it's working OK if it doesn't go into deep sleep (i.e. I leave it plugged in or unplugged for less than 70 minutes). However, wakes from deep sleep still take about 10 seconds (on the 2010 they took about 5 seconds). Perhaps future updates will speed it up a bit more.
     
  4. RobQuads macrumors regular

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    Mine takes a bit. If its been a sleep its normally a good few seconds before its at the log-in promt, sometimes 10 seconds. Deinfately not "Instant On" which to me means by the time you have fullly opened the lid its ready for you.
     
  5. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem here. Apple somehow let the box checked to sleep the HD when possible (under energy prefs) - this should be turned off, as one has SSD. Ever since I deactivated this, I've had no more sluggish-wake issues.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Wow, this is interesting. Mine was checked also. You are right, not necessary for SSDs. I unchecked it to see what that does...
     
  7. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    And what happened? Please tell me it worked...
     
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  9. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    No difference. I've never had a big problem. It takes 2-3 seconds tops to wake up. For me its instant, but reading some posts here have made me believe my MBA is broken, as it should be instant as in 0 seconds... :apple:
     
  10. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    Just unchecked mine as well. I'll post back if it seems quicker to wake. Admittedly, mine never seemed to take that long - maybe 3-6 seconds max.

    But I'll see if it gets better than that.
     
  11. ArztMac macrumors regular

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    It's on pretty fast, maybe a couple of seconds. But WiFi needs longer to connect.

    Used to be way fast with Snow Leopard though.

    It's still working fine though IMO. I believe it will improve with time as more and more Lion updates will be released... I'd be furious if it took more than 3 seconds or so though.
     
  12. maclook macrumors 65816

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    I'm suffering from the slow wake up also. It wakes up just as slow, if not slower, than my old white Macbook (though much quieter).

    Question for those who do have instant wake: is it as fast as an iPad? Is it supposed to be as fast as an iPad at waking?
     
  13. iphonsteve4ajob macrumors regular

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    Just tested this. No difference. Curious though...should we just leave it unchecked since we all have SSD's? Or does drive sleep benefit ssd's also?
     
  14. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I don't see how it would benefit SSDs, as they don't sleep. They don't wake up either. They are like zombies... :p
     
  15. iphonsteve4ajob macrumors regular

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    lol Thanks...I'll just leave it unchecked.
     

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