Boot up and Shutdown Times - Comparison

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tomr182, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Tomr182 macrumors member

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    Hi all

    Got a new rMBP 13" at the weekend and have noticed that it seems a lot slower than my L2007 Whitebook running Snow Leopard at shutdown c10 seconds vs 4 seconds. Both with no apps running.

    I just thought it might be interesting to see what specs people have and what times they register and if anyone is fast/slow we can offer tips etc

    2.4 ghz Haswell
    8gb RAM
    256gb SanDisk SSD

    Start up to log in screen - 7 seconds
    Log in - 3 seconds
    Shutdown with no apps running - 10 seconds
     
  2. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

    Barney63

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    2.0GHz Haswell i7
    8GB RAM
    256GB Samsung

    Shutdown 2 seconds
    Power on to login 9 seconds
    Login 2 seconds

    Barney
     
  3. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    15 inch retina MacBook Pro late 2013 19 seconds to desktop with safari open and ready to go.
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

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    You want tips? Here's mine--don't shutdown.
     
  5. Tomr182 thread starter macrumors member

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    Here's me thinking that shutting down was a fundamental part of a properly operating computer...
     
  6. chabig macrumors 68040

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    It's not. Modern operating systems are designed for instant sleep, instant wake. Do you ever shut down your phone? All you have to do with your MacBook Pro is walk away and let it sleep, or close the lid and let it sleep. I haven't shut down a Mac for years. Occasional restarts are needed for some software installations, but shutdown--not at all.
     
  7. Tomr182 thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? I try to turn my phone off once a week or so to keep it fresh

    I'd never really kept my white book in sleep long term
     
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Really. I never shut mine down and they're "fresh".
     
  9. chabig macrumors 68040

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    This has been discussed at great length.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1232931

    If you want to shut down, then shut down. But there is no inherent need or benefit to doing so.
     
  10. Tomr182 thread starter macrumors member

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    Whether to shut down or not wasn't really the point of the thread to be honest, it was to compare against others. I'm obviously wondering why my brand new mac takes 4-5 times longer to shutdown compared to others.
     
  11. chabig macrumors 68040

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    You're comparing different operating systems. Snow Leopard quits all processes and shuts down. Obviously, Mavericks has more housekeeping to do. That's all.
     

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