Extremely slow to boot when external drive plugged in

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kemsiro, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. kemsiro macrumors newbie

    kemsiro

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    Sep 19, 2010
    #1
    I'm using Air on 10.7.2, using a LaCie hdd connect via usb port.

    I experienced a really slow boot whenever the external drive plugged in. 1-2 mins in grey screen before the Apple and the spinning cycle appear. usually it boots in <20 seconds. If I unplug the drive, the boot process continues as usual(fast).

    I test my drive on my iMac and it boots just fine.
    I test with HFS+ Journal as well as exFAT, problem persists.
    I test with both of the USB ports on my Air, no change.
    My guess is the machine is trying to see if the external drive is bootable!? how do i prevent this action?

    Any help?
     
  2. moikeyy macrumors member

    moikeyy

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    #2
    Why don't you just plug the drive it after it boots?
     
  3. kwajkat macrumors regular

    kwajkat

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    Aug 17, 2009
    #3
    I don't have that problem when I plug in my external drive and then flip open the lid. When it wakes up the external is ready to go.
     
  4. fade- macrumors member

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  5. digitalhen macrumors regular

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    Jan 10, 2006
    #5
    System Preferences --> Startup Disk --> Select Macintosh HD. Sorted.
     

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