imac 27" C2D boot up time

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  1. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

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    For the first 39 seconds the screen white. It takes another 25 seconds for the imac to be in watcha you call it--standby mode.

    In all 64 seconds.

    Wonder how long it takes the i7
     
  2. sanjuvarma macrumors member

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    Me with a Core i5 - 8GB, 1TB

    1) Press POWER Button to White Screen --- 5-7 Seconds -- -WEIRD this, it never happened on my prev iMac 2008 (3.0Ghz C2D).
    2) White Screen/Apple to Disk Read --- 3-5 Seconds
    3) Disk Read --- 10-15 Seconds
    4) To Desktop - 7-10 Seconds

    TOTAL --- 30-35 Seconds

    Just wanted to mention that my fully loaded MBP 2009 with a OCZ Vertex 60GB takes 15-18 seconds in all for boot up. (Disk Read to Desktop < 10 seconds)
     
  3. MT0227 macrumors 6502

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    My i5 did that the first two boots, now I boot at 30 secs consistently from a dead start power up.
     
  4. Skizm123 macrumors newbie

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    That seems a bit long, do you have the HDD selected as the boot up disk?
     
  5. gentleman00 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have 27" core 2 Duo. Should I have the HDD selected as the booted up disk? I have to check on that. Hoe do I do that? System preferences?

     
  6. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    system prefs/ startupvolume choose the hdd, restart.
     
  7. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Vertex 120 GB SSD in my 2009 Macbook Pro and it takes my laptop 28 seconds to a full boot:confused: I don't see how you get 15-18 seconds to a full boot from the time you push the power button in 15-18 seconds.:confused:
     
  8. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds about right, pretty quick :)
     
  9. gentleman00 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, great improvement. I clocked it at 32 seconds! But I am wondering if it was not booting from the HDD, what was the imac booting up from initially?


     
  10. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    Your internal HDD, but took time trying to find which device to boot from.
     
  11. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    My 13" MBP 2.26 with Intel SSD boots in 15 seconds :D
     

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