Computer takes longer to boot up with external drive plugged in

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  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

    wakerider017

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    Ever since I plugged my external drive into my iMac it takes longer to boot..

    Just times it and it took 49 seconds... (specs of my imac/external drive are listed in sig)

    Anyone else experiencing this? Is there anything to speed this up?


    Thanks!
     
  2. derandrew09 macrumors newbie

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    the computer is checking to see if your external drive is bootable, this also happens if you have a cd in. (if it is bootable it will take even longer). the only way of shortening it is to disconect the drive before you boot up, sorry
     
  3. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Zeke macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure if it's because of the external but I've noticed something similar. Haven't timed the startup but it does seem longer plus it's windowsesque now in that when I see the desktop I still can't do anything as it's still working in the background and takes another 10s or so before it's ready for me to do something. That makes me unhappy as with Tiger it started in about 10s.
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    10 seconds total boot time? :eek::eek:

    I have to ask… What hardware are you running? Wow!
     
  6. Zeke macrumors 6502

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    Dual 2.66 Mac Pro. It was crazy fast. May have been closer to 13s.
     

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