Try going to Preferences > Startup Disk and restart on your HDD, that fixed my problem after i changed my HDD for SSD, now i boot @ around 6secs
Have you added things that start up automatically?Why does my MacBook Pro take so long to boot? It takes almost 2 minutes. It is an early 2011 model running the latest version of Lion. any tips?
If u read on, i said that i start timing when i hear the chime. From chime till everything is up takes approximately 6seconds on my 13" 2011 MBP with SSD.As much as I'd like to believe you, I don't think it's 6 seconds from the time you press the power button. Computer has to POST before it boots - unless there is some magical trick you've managed to circumvent this.
2 minutes really isn't bad for Lion. Maybe 30 seconds too long. Can't remember those days though.
And I love slumming around in these threads that reference old tech like hard drives with antiquated platters and stuff like that.