How fast your MacBook boots with SSD ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jigsb007, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. jigsb007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2010
    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 ??
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    It should be far, far faster with the SSD. Even an old 64GB SSD.
  3. thebritishguy macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2011
    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
  4. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    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.
  5. jigsb007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2010
    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?



    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 ?
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Would you mind following the instructions outlined in this post and let us know what your SATA speed is?
  7. jigsb007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2010
    The Link Speed is 3GB and Negotiated Link Speed is 1.5 GB
  8. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    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.
  9. reberto macrumors 65816


    Jul 20, 2005
    It's not in your optical bay by any chance is it?
  10. jigsb007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2010
    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 ?
  11. Prime85 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    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
  12. serb macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2012
    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.
  13. snoylekim macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2011
    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) 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 ..
  14. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    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:
  15. IndoX macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    Mine usually boots up to login in about 10 seconds with a Crucial M4 256 SSD.
  16. nett macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012
    Mine is about 15 sec

    MBP 13" 2.4 C2D 2010 8GB ram 120 Intel 520 ML
  17. jigsb007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2010
    i did select startup disk and restart, but it takes 30 secs. no matter what...
    What is PRAM ? how do i reset it ?
  18. jbzcar macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    This is a large part of your problem:

    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.
  19. dba415 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
  20. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
    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
  21. imladris macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2011
    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.
  22. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    Mine takes 11 seconds, and this is with my iMac booting from SSD through a thunderbolt enclosure.
  23. igiboi, Aug 4, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2012

    igiboi macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2012
    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.
  24. King Shady macrumors 6502

    King Shady

    Aug 22, 2010
    Princeton, NJ
    10-12 seconds. Retina MacBook Pro w/ 2.6GHz processer, 512GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM.
  25. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan

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