How fast your MacBook boots with SSD ?

jigsb007

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:confused:hello...
How fast your ML boots ? on Mac Book / MBP ??

just wondering..

i have 13" MacBook , C2D, 8GB RAM. just installed 250 SSD (OCZ AGILITY 3 ) and my MB takes 31 sec. to boot to get the logging prompt.

The moment i type my password, it brings the Desktop in1 sec.

Now, i had 4GB and 500GB 7200 RPM HDD and belive me, it was taking almost the same to boot.
Is that a good boot-up? just curious to know.

SSD does work fast , when i have to copy 500MB from USB to SSD. also all the softwares get installed quickly...

Any thoughts ??
Thanks:rolleyes:
 

thebritishguy

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:confused:hello...
How fast your ML boots ? on Mac Book / MBP ??

just wondering..

i have 13" MacBook , C2D, 8GB RAM. just installed 250 SSD (OCZ AGILITY 3 ) and my MB takes 31 sec. to boot to get the logging prompt.

The moment i type my password, it brings the Desktop in1 sec.

Now, i had 4GB and 500GB 7200 RPM HDD and belive me, it was taking almost the same to boot.
Is that a good boot-up? just curious to know.

SSD does work fast , when i have to copy 500MB from USB to SSD. also all the softwares get installed quickly...

Any thoughts ??
Thanks:rolleyes:
When i installed my SSD for the first time I found I had slow boot times, this was fixed by going to System preferences-startup disk, selecting the SSD as the startup disk and rebooting.

Not saying this will deffo fix your issue but it did for me
 

Dangerous Theory

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SSD does work fast , when i have to copy 500MB from USB to SSD.
As you've got a C2D, you're using USB 2.0, and therefore there's no chance your SSD is performing any faster than a HDD at copying files.


As for the main question, I have to say 31 seconds is slow. Perhaps you have a lot of desktop items? Also repair permissions.
 

jigsb007

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When i installed my SSD for the first time I found I had slow boot times, this was fixed by going to System preferences-startup disk, selecting the SSD as the startup disk and rebooting.

Not saying this will deffo fix your issue but it did for me
Hu,,,. i just checked..and i only have one SSD, and its selected by default as startup disk.

Is there any other fine tune to be done with SSD?

Thanks.

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When i installed my SSD for the first time I found I had slow boot times, this was fixed by going to System preferences-startup disk, selecting the SSD as the startup disk and rebooting.

Not saying this will deffo fix your issue but it did for me
As you've got a C2D, you're using USB 2.0, and therefore there's no chance your SSD is performing any faster than a HDD at copying files.


As for the main question, I have to say 31 seconds is slow. Perhaps you have a lot of desktop items? Also repair permissions.
Thanks..
As i just mention above. i have just installed fresh ML. so there is nothing on my Desktop...

what are these permissions? how could i repair those ?
 

Dangerous Theory

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Hu,,,. i just checked..and i only have one SSD, and its selected by default as startup disk.

Is there any other fine tune to be done with SSD?

Thanks.

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Thanks..
As i just mention above. i have just installed fresh ML. so there is nothing on my Desktop...

what are these permissions? how could i repair those ?
Open disk utility (either through applications or just searching spotlight) and click the partition that OS X is on, then click repair permissions and let it do it's thing.
 

jigsb007

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It's not in your optical bay by any chance is it?
Hi,
I repaired Disk permissons. i got few msg. about fixing the permissons ( About 8 to 10 ). but still the boot timming it 30 sec. no change...may be 1-2 seconds faster..

I put SDD , where it was HDD before, i still have DvD drive in it.

Though It shuts Down in 1 sec...

ANy idea ?
 

Prime85

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my boot is about 16 seconds with a Samsung 830 SSD

But i just noticed you said you have a Link speed of 3gb so that is most likely the reason why it is 30 seconds. My Link Speed is 6gb. So that sounds normal to me
 

serb

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even though there is only one disk (the SSD) in the startup disk tab of system preferences, click it anyways and press restart. It should fix it.

If not, try resetting the PRAM.
 

snoylekim

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Mid 2009 C2D 2.66 .. 256 Gig Samsung 830 ..Boot time is 19 seconds power switch to login screen .. was a bit slower until I explcitly (re)set startup to the new disk ( it was the only choice, but still greyed out) ..
Negotiated speed is SATA II ( 3 G) ..

So far so good w/ one week w a lot thrown at it ( for my secondary machine) ..no beachballs ,hesitation, KPs, etc..

This and upgrading the machine to 8 Gig of ram has extended the useful life for a few years, I suspect ..
 

fisherking

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huh, never timed it before.

14 seconds to login screen, about 6 seconds until the finder finishes loading (including some custom apps, ie crashplan, mailunreadmenu)...

am loving my ssd... :cool:
 

IndoX

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Mine usually boots up to login in about 10 seconds with a Crucial M4 256 SSD.
 

jigsb007

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even though there is only one disk (the SSD) in the startup disk tab of system preferences, click it anyways and press restart. It should fix it.

If not, try resetting the PRAM.
Thanks..
i did select startup disk and restart, but it takes 30 secs. no matter what...
What is PRAM ? how do i reset it ?
 

jbzcar

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:confused:hello...
How fast your ML boots ? on Mac Book / MBP ??

just wondering..

i have 13" MacBook , C2D, 8GB RAM. just installed 250 SSD (OCZ AGILITY 3 ) and my MB takes 31 sec. to boot to get the logging prompt.

The moment i type my password, it brings the Desktop in1 sec.

Now, i had 4GB and 500GB 7200 RPM HDD and belive me, it was taking almost the same to boot.
Is that a good boot-up? just curious to know.

SSD does work fast , when i have to copy 500MB from USB to SSD. also all the softwares get installed quickly...

Any thoughts ??
Thanks:rolleyes:
This is a large part of your problem: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?96106-Macbook-users-with-1-5Gb-s-link-instead-of-3Gb-s-link

Do that fix and it will help quite a bit.

The Vertex3 uses a Sandforce chipset that doesn't always play nice with the nVidia chipset in the C2D-era MacBook Pros.
 

Tobias Funke

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7 secs to log in screen!

1 sec to close down!

WOW I never timed it before. :cool:

13 inch 2.4 MBP 2011 256 gig 830. :D
 

imladris

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MacBook 2007, C2D 2.0 GHz, 3 GB, Intel 320 160GB SSD, OS X Lion: 26 seconds from pushing the on button to loaded desktop. Interestingly enough, when I bought the computer, it booted Tiger in 25 seconds (before adding services and stuff) from its 80 GB hard drive. I would guess that Lion does quite a bit more during boot than Tiger did.
 

PhoenixMac

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Mine takes 11 seconds, and this is with my iMac booting from SSD through a thunderbolt enclosure.
 

igiboi

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mines 18 secs from ding to open safari from fresh start up. using corsair force 3 120gb on a 13" mbp mid 2012. fyi its a 80$ ssd, got it from frys on sale.
 
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