How long should startups take?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SteveZee, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. SteveZee macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2011
  2. rossip macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2011
    Win 7 and lion are tied on my iMac7,1 at 59 sec with 6 gb ram. What times are you getting?
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    around 20 seconds on a MBP with SSD. Maybe 25 if you add the time it takes me to type my password and hit enter.
  4. Skoopman macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2011
    45 Seconds in Win7 and OS X Lion. The weird thing is, before I updated to 10.7.2 my Mac Mini's my boot time was only 25 seconds.
  5. Diiiiips macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2011
    Is about 22-24 on SL and was around 35 on Lion.

    I also noticed the tiniest delay when opening apps too.

    MBP 2011
  6. NJMacJunky macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    Everywhere, yet nowhere.
    My MacBook boot time is soooo slow after installing Lion. I am thinking about going back to Snow Leopard.
  7. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    is everything else ok? does it run well once booted?
    do you boot it often, or (like most of us), let it sleep generally, and only reboot periodically?

    if everything else is good, live with it. at some point, you'll want to move to lion, and continue to move forward...
  8. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    2010 Air, SSD, Lion: 15 seconds.

    But who cares about boot times anyway? If you have a MacBook you only have to reboot for certain updates. If you have a desktop Mac and really want to turn it off at night, does it really matter that it takes 20 or 40 seconds when you turn it on in the morning?

  9. NJMacJunky macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    Everywhere, yet nowhere.
    Not really, once it is booted I have to wait quite a while to launch any applications the rainbow circle just spins and the machine will sometimes lock up if I try to run something to soon. It stutters and hangs quite a bit even when running a web browser. I do not boot it very often since I have several other devices that I use more. I also had a battery isse after upgrading, which I see others are having. But if course when I took it tithe genius bar they told me Lion had nothing to do with it and convinced me to buy a new battery. I neve had battery issues until the upgrade.
  10. rossip macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2011
    If i were you, I'd return the battery, and clean install lion. Boot time should not be significantly longer in lion than from Snow leopard. To go back to Snow Leopard properly you'd have to do a clean install anyway (unless you cloned), so clean install lion before going back to snow leopard.
  11. miker2209 macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2010
    I time it after the chime bout 14secs
    MBP 2011 SSD 2.3
  12. SteveZee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2011
    perhaps as a measure of a humming system?
  13. SayMilesAway macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2011
  14. Vincent Freeman macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2011
    United Kingdom
    MBP 15" 2011 with SS - 9 seconds.
    iMac 27" standard configuration - 24 seconds.
  15. benrockwood macrumors member


    May 28, 2009
    Lion is the Vista for Mac OS X. Boot times and system performance has gone down since i have upgrade the Mac OSX from SL to Lion. it takes almost 50 secs to boot and another 10 secs to login after the entering the password. Also it takes long time to load the apps for the first time and i see there is lag and beach ball when ever i open new tab in safari.. my system is update to 10.7.2 and also it has latest safari update. i am seriously thinking going back to SL
  16. kamuix macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2011
    mba 2010 ss. ~ 20 or less secs. latest lion. no lag, apps run fast.
  17. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    mba 2011 ss. ~ 12 secs. latest lion. also no lag, apps are OK too...
  18. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    Wow, mine takes about 5 minutes to reboot! So probably about 3 minutes to boot. But I don't have an SSD!

    Snow Leopard took about 50 seconds though...
  19. DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    About ~4 seconds entering password with SSD. Can't complain with that. :p
    Love Lion, and have nothing to complain about.

    Late 2011 MBP 8GB RAM, SSD.
  20. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I'm sure he meant a boot from shut down... not sleep. Mine takes around 30 seconds.
  21. DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    I know. It is from cold boot to desktop. Sleep is about 1 second.

    Crucial M4.

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