Hi all I have MBP 7.1 with Samsung SSD 256 GB inside and freshly installed Mavericks 10.9.2. I'm wondering why shutdown time is too long (over 20 or 25 seconds). Boot time is pretty good (around 10 secs) and I can't believe that shutdown needs that much and that almost three times more than boot time. Is it normal, what's your experience and what could I do (if I could anything) to make shutdowns faster? When I shutdown it from Terminal: sudo shutdown -r now It is faster (10-15 secs).