Late 2013 27" IMac slow at bootup

Marty80

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Sep 17, 2015
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Hey Guys

For several months now, I have been experiencing slow boot up times with my late 2013 iMac. Upon powering it up, it stays in a blank state for approx 10 - 15 secs, before making a chime.

I have a external hdd connected and a external DVD drive hooked up. Has anyone experienced this issue before!
 
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nambuccaheadsau

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What is the iMac booting from, an internal drive?

If booting from the external is this selected as the boot drive in System Preferences > Startup Disk? Try removing external DVD and also checking if anything is set up to open in login items > Users and Groups in S.P.
 

iDuel

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Does your mac have the standard HDD/Fusion Drive, or SSD internal drive? Traditional spinning HDD are typically the bottlenecks of any computer in terms of file reading and boot performance.
 

Marty80

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Sep 17, 2015
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Melbourne
Does your mac have the standard HDD/Fusion Drive, or SSD internal drive? Traditional spinning HDD are typically the bottlenecks of any computer in terms of file reading and boot performance.
Hi

My iMac has a 3tb drive and fusion drive, no SSD.
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What is the iMac booting from, an internal drive?

If booting from the external is this selected as the boot drive in System Preferences > Startup Disk? Try removing external DVD and also checking if anything is set up to open in login items > Users and Groups in S.P.
My iMac is booting from the internal drive, the external drive is used for iTunes media. I will try removing the drives and see if it helps!
 
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