Boot time for new rMBP out of the box

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Laserducky, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Laserducky macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2013
    Hi Everyone,

    Need some advice here. I just bought a new rMBP 13inch i5 2.7Ghz- 2015 model with 8gb RAM and 256 GB SSD : fresh install out of the box.

    It works quite fast once booted but the cold boot time is about 27 seconds from the time I press the power button till I see the desktop. Is this normal ?

    To be more detailed, after I press the power button, I get a black screen for about 8-10 seconds and then the white apple logo shows up against the black screen and hereon, its quire fast.

    My late 2013 iMac with 8gb RAM and 1TB Fusion Drive (Running Yosemite) takes about 14 seconds from the moment I press the power button till I see the desktop so I was hoping that this new machine would be faster.....

    Thanks in advance !!!
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Go to System Preferences → Startup Disk and select Macintosh HD (or whatever your boot drive is).

    Then restart and post back any differences in boot times.
  3. Laserducky thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2013

    I did that but no difference in boot time.
  4. monkeydodo3 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2012
    Takes me bout 5 seconds from the time the Apple logo appears to get to login screen to enter password on my recently bought base model 2014 rMBP 13 inch.
  5. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
  6. shockedimpy macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2015
    This right here, is a PRIME example of a first world problem. I actually did not think this was a serious post........but.......but it is.
  7. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2013
    Try zapping the NVRAM and/or resetting the SMC.

    I was having some weirdness when switching resolutions. It would take nearly 42 seconds to switch resolutions for some odd reason. Reset the SMC and boom, back to normal.
  8. Laserducky thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2013

    Agreed, 20 seconds isn't a deal breaker ...I just wanted to know whether that's normal for this class of Macs, thats all I've seen some people claim that they get their's to boot in 10 seconds or even less ....... thanks for your input :)


    Thanks for your invaluable inputs.

    Yes, this is a first world problem but I would still like to get to the bottom of it (if possible). I'm not a Mac guru so that's why I thought someone here could weigh in on this and let me know whether its an issue or or not.
  9. greg99 macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Isn't nearly everything on this forum a "first world problem," by definition?

  10. radioking macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2012
    I have the same specs and get to the login screen in 8-10 seconds.
  11. wksj macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2015
    I have the 2014 model with 2.6i5/128GB/8GB, and it takes 11 seconds.
  12. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 16 GB ram 256 SSD, 8 to 11 seconds boot each, and every time.
  13. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    If you

    Migrated a lot of data over when you set it up it will be indexing for some time maybe several hours and everytime you close it you interrupt and it has to go again.

    This will cause boot times to lengthen and other issues with battery life and even lag; leave it on and plugged in over night and then retry in the morning.
  14. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    So how do you measure boot time? With a stop watch? And if you have FileVault installed, do you start counting after you enter your password?
  15. Laserducky thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2013
    Is this the time from the moment you press the power button to the point you see the desktop ?

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