Hey guys, I did a quick Mroogle on this topic and I couldn't find anything that helped. My mid2010 15 inch macbook pro is taking a long time to shut down. I took a look at my console logs, and It seemed like Google Chrome was the cause of them shut down delay, Lots of attempts for Sigterm. I figured that I was running the Dev copy of Chrome and that probably wasn't playing well with my system, So i swapped to the beta, then stable copy of chrome and now the issue's been fixed (in terms of long shutdowns of chrome). That being said however, it's still taking forever for my laptop to shut down. A good minute sometimes, I have a SSD and Optibay set up in my machine, with the Sata2 connection on the optical drive housing the original stock 320 gb harddrive that came with the laptop and the SSD being the main boot drive. When i boot down all my apps have been quit and there isn't anything running. I've done tests where I boot the computer up (which is nice and speedy @ a good 10 seconds), Log in, leave it for 2 minutes w/o running any apps and then just hit the power button (press once, not hold for a hard shut down) and enter (to shut down the machine). I've also done the same thing but with the apple menu (not that it makes a difference between the two methods of shutdown). I ended up taking it to my campus repair shop, but with a potential software problem i don't really trust what they had to say. The tech suggest that I reinstall the OS and if the problem still persists I have a dying SSD, But what I'm wondering is can the problem stem from my HDD? Could that be failing? It only houses my Home folder, and I don't know how much of the OS actually relies on the home folder during a shut down (i'd imagine very little seeing as the OS is on the SSD). Also are there any other tests options I can do? Keep in mind I've reset the PRAM and NVRAM on the laptop, as well as run Maintenance and cleaning operations via Onyx. What other tests can I run, and Is it really a failing SSD? I'm gonna head home this weekend plug in an superdrive, boot with the Reinstall discs and try doing another verification/repair of the drives. Macbook pro specs are as follows Base Macbook pro core i5 50 gb OCZ Vertex Limited Edition SSD (sandforce 1500 Controller) 320 gb Stock HDD 4 gigs ram etc etc Unrelated side note: don't remember if this problem started since installing OS 10.6.6. MAYBE it still shut down in 2 secs while running OS10.6.5 THANKS for any assistance guys!