Today I put a factory recertified Crucial M4 256GB SSD in my Early 2009 Mac mini that is connected to my main TV. It has served this job for years. Opening applications is SSD fast. Black Magic shows 200 write and 250+ read, not bad for a 3 Gigabit connection and an older drive. However, boot time is NOT SSD fast. It takes about 1 minute! I don't understand it. The late 2009 MBP I put a SSD in years ago booted in about 15 seconds. The 2011 mini server I put a SSD in a few ago boots in about 25 seconds. Why would a machine take 60 seconds with SSD? Thanks for any advice, or if this is normal for this generation of machine?