Boot up and shutdown times MBA 13

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by uba2012, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. uba2012 macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Hey just got my 13 base with 8gb ram very happy with it.
    But I was just wondering how your boot and shut down times are?

    Mine boots to login in 13 sec but shut down in approx 26.
  2. longdrag macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012
    I'm using the 256gb 2012 MBA with 4gb RAM

    Boot to login in 10.5 secs
    Shutdown (with no apps open) 22 secs
  3. jmichael99 macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2012
    when i went to bestbuy to play with the shut down in about 30secs and booted up in about 20secs. i expected faster :(
  4. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Mine boots up in under 15 seconds. Much longer to shut down. Maybe 30? Never really timed it.
  5. longdrag macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012
    Whatever the time, I suppose you could always go back to Windows!

    I have lost count of the amount of times Ive managed to make coffee in the length of time its taken to boot my windows 7 machine,

    Whether its 15 or 30 seconds it still way faster than MS.
  6. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2011
    +1 :)
  7. Skoopman macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2011
    Sorry, but you are wrong. With a SSD Windows 7 boots nearly as fast as ML, Win 8 even beats ML.

    Anyway, my boot time is about 12-13 seconds, shut down really depends on what I was doing, what programs I had open and how long the MBA was functioning. Sometimes it shuts down in 2 seconds, other times it takes up to 15 seconds.
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    It could be that the they don't have the startup disk selected properly.
  9. uba2012 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2012
    I am very happy with the performance really, never seen anything this fast. Love the screen too
  10. BeeJee macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2011
    Long Island/North Jersey
    I'm honestly surprised at how slow some of these times are because my early 2011 MBP with crucial SSD and 8gb boots in around 7 and shuts off in 5 if not instantly. I've actually restarted to login around 10.
  11. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    I don't have the time to sit there timing it as I don't care, but it's fast.
  12. Calot macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2012
    Boot up around 13 seconds.

    Shut down around 1-2 seconds.

    Close everything with CMD+Q before logging off and it will be much faster.
  13. EwanMcTeagle, Aug 16, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012

    EwanMcTeagle macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2012
    Lodz, Poland
    Mine boots up in around 14-17 seconds (until the desktop appears and then it's basically ready to go).
    Shuts down in around 4-5 seconds, sometimes longer - don't know why. (It's the same with my 13" that doesn't have an SSD, but a standard HDD - on Lion it used to shut down in 3-4 seconds, but after ML upgrade it takes him longer).

    Nevertheless I love the SSD in my 15". It's incredibly fast. I mean I've read it's fast and I've seen the stats people shared here, but you gotta experience it by yourself to truly appreciate the difference.

    I'm a bit confused by what the OP has posted - my 13" (high end late 2011) has basically the opposite results - 30 sec. to boot, 5-8 to shut down...
  14. uba2012 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2012
    It is a bit queer that is takes 26 seconds to shut down the computer. I haven't tried it on lion as my MBA came with ML pre installed.
    My old base 13" pro shut down in 5-6 seconds(regular hard drive, 5400 rpm, SL)
    But I really don't care as I don't shut it down. I'm just happy with it.
  15. Ksh macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2012
    Uhm never counted it but just did it now to satisfy curiosity and boot took 6-8 secs and shutdown instant-1sec, surprising :) Must say have nothing installed in ML apart from iLife and iWork in a brand new Mba 13" 2012.

    Anyway enjoy the toy :)

  16. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    I tested my MBA side by side with a brand new Win7 machine with an SSD and the MBA beat it by 10 seconds. They both got to the desktop very quickly, but the problem with Windows is that it takes forever to connect to the internet and actually open a program. ML is ready to go as soon as you get to the desktop.
  17. aircanman macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    My MBA 11 with 256 Flash, new but used about 60GB of the drive, under 10 seconds to boot, under 10 seconds to shut down, blazingly fast!
  18. stchman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    My 13" 2012 MBA 4GB RAM 128GB SSD times:

    To login screen: ~12 seconds
    Complete shutdown: ~3 seconds

    Very fast!!!!
  19. uba2012 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2012
    I have just found out why it took so long time for my air to shut down.
    If you open activity monitor and search for a process called backupd (I think thats what it's called) and backupd helper. If you see them running am using some percent of the processor then it will take some time to shut down, the stop automatically and they control the local time machine backups.
    When they were running my air took 20-25 sec to shut down, and when they where not running It shut down in 2-4 sec.
  20. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    Why do you even bother to Shudown? Just close the lid and go.
  21. dcorban macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    I agree. Even with my old MacBook, I rarely restarted. With SSD, there is really no reason to care about powering off.
  22. lukekarts macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    2011 MBA

    Startup - 11-13 seconds
    Shutdown - 2-4 seconds

    Running Mountain Lion. Surprised to see so many taking longer to shut down.

    FWIW, my 256GB SSD is 80% full so I'm assuming SSD space isn't a factor in speed.
  23. uba2012, Aug 21, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012

    uba2012 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2012
    I come from a windows laptop ;)

    But I don't shut it down, just informing what I found, if someone out there was wondering.
  24. Red Wolf macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    I have a MacBook Air 2012 i7 8Gb ram. Booting barely takes 10 secs. Shutting down times is different everytime. Sometimes it only takes 2-4 secs, other times 10+. I never found this a problem though. I barely shut it down anyway.
  25. 007bond macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    My last boot up test clocked in at 10.8 seconds. Haven't checked shutdown times yet. I'm on the MBA in my signature.

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