Boot time in OSX 10.9?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fenjen, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. fenjen macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    Hi guys,

    I've been told by someone that my Mid 2012 Macbook Pro boots slowly. It takes about 1:30-1:45 mins to boot up with a normal 5400RPM HDD. Does anyone have an idea of how long it should take?
  2. Yell0w macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    That person probably has a SSD in their laptop so they are use to the fast speed. It makes a big difference to have one, you will notice the quickness.
  3. jerrykur macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2013

    Definitely. Since adding an SSD my 2010 MBPro 13 boots in about 15 seconds.
  4. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    That was about how long mine took to boot before installing a SSD. It now takes about 15-20 seconds.
  5. Dovahkiing macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2013
    I had a unibody MBP with a 5400rpm drive and 10.9 installed and that's about what I was getting also.

    You could try some disk cleaning with a program called Onyx. Might help a bit.
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    On a 7200 rpm drive, it took my Mac a full 1 minute 23 seconds just to start up and log in. And after logging in, I had to wait another minute before I could start opening apps smoothly.

    On a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD, it booted in just 11 seconds. And immediately after login, I could open apps straight away without delays.
  7. Menge macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2008
    My 2011 13" MacBook Pro took 50s-60s to boot with its original HD (5200rpm, back then on 10.8).
    It now takes 8s on SSD (Crucial M4 256GB on 10.8 and 10.9).

    Do you have lots of startup items?
  8. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2012
    I just measured the time my late 2011 MBP (running Mavericks) takes to boot up. It took 37 seconds. My MBP has a normal HDD.
  9. fenjen thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    Well that seems odd. I don't have that much startup items. Just four pretty simple programs. I'm gonna give onyx a try and see how that helps. Sadly a 500gb SSD is not really within my budget, so I'm considering either a SSHD or buying a 100gb SSD and replacing the CD drive with it.
    37 secs is a big difference from 1:30 mins though. I wonder what causes the difference.
  10. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2012
    I did a clean installation when I upgraded to Mavericks. I'm pretty selective when it comes to installing software. I keep only a set of apps that I frequently use. I keep an eye on LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons folders to know what programs are having startup components and try to avoid them. Currently Flash player and the Java from Oracle are the only non-Apple software installed on my computer that has put stuff into those folders.

    I have folder action setup for LaunchAgets and LaunchDaemons so I get an alert if a newly installing software puts something into those folders.
  11. straybullet macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
    New rMBP 15" with tons loading at boot loads in 9 seconds ;)

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