Boot time with different Mac mini's

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by potatis, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. potatis macrumors 6502a

    potatis

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    My 2012 mac mini with a Samsung SSD seemed to boot to Mountain Lion in a second - you hardly could see the boot screen. But my 2014 mini with PCIe SSD seems to boot just as slow as my 2010 mini with Samsung SSD. Is Yosemite / El Capitan much slower in boot time or is it because of something else?
     
  2. Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

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    Who really cares about boot time? Or time taken to open an app, for that matter.

    My early 2009 Mini with the original 120 GB HDD 5 GB RAM and Mountain Lion installed, is usually on 24/7. The apps I use frequently are usually open. It takes a moment to wake from sleep, and main apps I use are adequately fast to work with.

    Yes, it did take a minute or so to boot this morning when I took it to work and used it with an LCD projector, but during that time I was preparing other things.

    Yes, it did take a minute or so to boot after the minute or so it took to set up again when I got back home, but I had other things to do then too.

    I have other things to do besides waiting around to see how long a computer takes to boot, no matter how long it takes.
     
  3. iceman42 macrumors regular

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    since i upgraded my 2014 mac mini to 10.11 my boot time is under 1 minute
     

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