Hi, I need a little help figuring out what's wrong or changed in my system to cause the booting from under 10s to almost a minute with a SSD Mac Mini. * i7 2.3 mini with 250GB EVO (upper bay via OWC kit, TRIM-enabled OS) and 1TB apple HDD (lower bay, for data) * 16GB RAM Crucial * Mavericks 10.9.5 up-to-date * Firmware restoration ran on the EVO SSD. I got the late 2012 mini back in October and added the 250GB EVO SSD and 16GB RAM in November with a clean install of Mavericks and updated. Everything was working fine and speedy until last week when I didn't shutdown the system for about 7 days. I normally don't see the spinning wheel on boot but now after the Apple logo (about 8s), I'm seeing the spinning wheel for about 40-50s before the logon window appears. Here's what I've tried so far with no success.... 1) Figure it might be something to do with the recent NTP patch.. so I decided to try a clean install of Mavericks... result, still the same. 2) Tried SMC, NVRAM reset, still the same even with fresh install. 3) Time Machine restore to about 8 days earlier and result still the same... so I'm starting to think it's not OS or software related. 4) Booted in recovery and did Repair disk and permissions.. result, still the same. 5) Thinking it may be the RAM, so I put in the original 4GB, and still the same. 6) rebuild the kextcache 7) Tried Safe Mode then back to normal mode... All the above resulted an unsuccessful attempt at regaining the fast boot SSD is known for... Does anyone know what else I could try or suggest other possible solutions? I've looked in the Console logs but I'm not too familiar with that or what to look for. Thanks in advance.