How fast does your Macintosh start up?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kristenn, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Kristenn macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2009
    When my hard drive is not clicking. It takes exactly 37.44 seconds for my computer to start up. Im running Snow Leopard in the 64 bit kernel.

    My specs are

    2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    4GB DDR3

    250GB Hard drive 7200 rpm

    512 MB video card and 256 MB shared video

    I used my iPods stop watch to time it. I hope I posted this in the right place! :eek:
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Mine loads the dock and opens the programs I have on open on login in about 20sec. That was me counting so could be a bit off!!!

    Im running Snow Leopard with and OCZ SSD, the two together are so fast on a 2.0Ghz white macbook with 4Gb of ram.
  3. greatmaju macrumors member


    Aug 13, 2008
    A Little place i Call Terra
    Mine takes about 30 Seconds.

    I have a white macbook. 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM. 250GB HDD (not sure of the speed though.) and... Intel GMA X3100 Graphics card. :D

    Though I'm soon to buy 4GB for it. Once I see how much money I do actually have...:rolleyes:
  4. Kristenn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2009
    Those are pretty good start up speeds! When my hard drive keeps safety clicking on start up it takes anywhere from 58 seconds to a little over a minute :eek:
  5. jiiikoo macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    Cold start takes about 36 seconds and a reboot takes little under 30 seconds. Usually 28.
  6. greatmaju macrumors member


    Aug 13, 2008
    A Little place i Call Terra
    Thought I'd add. Shutdown times vary. Usually about 10 Seconds. or 6 Seconds. (I'd swear it took 4 Seconds once)

    Wonder how long it'll take to have an OS that can boot up and shut down within a second...
  7. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

    May 26, 2009
    When I first got my Intel Extreme SSD I got boot times that were less than 15 seconds, after that it levelled off at 17 seconds.

    Recently however something weird has been going on ever since I installed Snow Leopard and boot times are almost 30 seconds now which is VERY SLOW for a SSD of this caliber.

    EDIT: Shutdown times however have never changed for me with this SSD, they are never more than 1 to 2 seconds.
  8. Neotyguy40 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2009
    How about now?
  9. macinhand macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2009
    Cheshire, UK
    My spec is as shown below!

    My start-up is between 25-28 seconds, for interest my shut-down is 3 seconds :D i am blown away by this as i have been putting up with the 5 minute slow go from Vista

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