How long did it take to download Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by slapshot, Jul 20, 2011.

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How long did it take to download lion

  1. Under 10 mins

    12 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. 10 mins - 30 mins

    65 vote(s)
    25.9%
  3. 30 mins - 1 hour

    41 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. 1 hour - 1 hour 30 mins

    27 vote(s)
    10.8%
  5. 1 hour 30 mins - 2 hours

    21 vote(s)
    8.4%
  6. 2 hours+

    84 vote(s)
    33.5%
  1. slapshot macrumors member

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    #1
    Its 10am EDT and I just started the downloading process of Lion on my first of 3 Macs. I'm wondering how long this is going to take? Anyone done yet?
     
  2. Genocide macrumors member

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    Look in the app store under purchases, it will give you an estimated time remaining. Nobody can tell you how long it will take as it is dependant upon your connection speeds.
     
  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Depends on your internet connection and Apple's server/load. I would suspect 2 hours on a decent connection.
     
  4. SXR macrumors 6502a

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  5. variable455 macrumors newbie

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    36 mins

    Comcast 20Mbps - took about 30-40 mins.
     
  6. Catastrophe. macrumors member

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    Mine's nearly finished downloading and it has taken me an hour and a half :) It depends on your internet connection and apple's server.
     
  7. bailorg macrumors member

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    Has anyone yet tried downloading at an Apple Store? Is it an appreciably faster process?

    I have a 12Mbps connection at home.
     
  8. Kuray macrumors regular

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    12 MBps connection in Turkey.


    Downlading between 600-800 KB/s
     
  9. OneMike macrumors 603

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  10. slapshot thread starter macrumors member

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    Looks like it is going to take about 2 hours(ish).
     
  11. Soliber macrumors regular

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    About 25 minutes, it's more or less maxing out my internet connection. Good to see they have a good backend for delivery of Lion :)
     
  12. Oestberg macrumors newbie

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  13. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Using the fastest Qwest DSL speed here, it took me 33 minutes on my black MB and when that finished, about 40 minutes on the same connection on my MBP.
     
  14. taylor200588 macrumors regular

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  15. Versaceboy54 macrumors member

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    Install took about 20min using TWC wideband 50mbps :D
     
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  17. Diamondaine macrumors newbie

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    about 1h07mins, not maxing out my 1,6mb/s connection.
    And it's still downloading, but i'm in no hustle, since i'm already on Lion GM, i'm just downloading it because I want to pay for it, and have the "real" version, though it's the same.

    Diamondaine :apple:
     
  18. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    You'd be much better off downloading it on one Mac and then burning a couple of copies for your other machines. Why spend all that time and waste all that bandwidth?
     
  19. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    +2 hours.

    This is kind of BS lol...

    My connection in Korea is like... crazy high. But I'm using a US Apple Store that's tied to gift cards I bought back home so the connection is dog slow.

    I started at 9:35 ish PM and now it's 12:22AM and there's still like around an hour and a half left. Haha...
     
  20. macinhand macrumors regular

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    WOW !!

    I am running 20 meg from Virgin and it has been downloading for 2 hours with 54 minutes to go!!

    Virgin must be running slow :mad:
     
  21. M87 macrumors 65816

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  22. vmichelle macrumors newbie

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    It's been about an hour and a half for me...app store says "less than a minute remaining" but has said that for some time now and the progress bar hasn't moved in about half an hour.
     
  23. DagazaGZ macrumors regular

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  24. solowmodel macrumors 6502

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    I'm in Korea at the moment as well..having better download speeds but nowhere near full capacity (100mb/s down).

    Took me about 20-25mins.
     
  25. JamesM macrumors regular

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