MBA Startup Times

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by chaseardoin7, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. chaseardoin7 macrumors regular

    chaseardoin7

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    Okay, i've had this issue with my MBA since day one and I have never thought about asking what other people though.

    It takes my MBA 1min08seconds to start up. That's from the moment i touch the power button until my desktop comes up.

    This is extremely long compared to my old MacBook.

    How long does it take your MBA to startup?

    chase :apple:
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    It has to do with the memory, the POST (Power On Self Test) tests every bite of memory on the system, and the more memory you have the longer you take, unfortuanately, you can't cancel it, like on a BIOS system by pressing Esc. The only thing that may make it a bit faster is to repair permissions, but One minute-ish is good.

    TEG
     
  3. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    I very rarely shut my down fully... restoring from sleep (on the SSD) takes about a second! Is there some reason you have to shut it down?
     
  4. fredrickyoon macrumors regular

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    My 64 GB SSD 1.8 GHz takes about 15 to 18 seconds to boot up which is fairly fast, compared to my MacBook Pro.
     
  5. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    thats amazing, my 2.4ghz iMac takes 34-37 seconds
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    From my last power on, pressing power button to desktop took 34 seconds, 1.6GHz/80GB

    To boot into Windows took 1 Minute 2 seconds.
     
  7. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Mine takes 1 min. 9 sec. from power on button.

    Never really do this since I usually use sleep.

    1.6 / 80
     
  8. isdereks macrumors newbie

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    Why do I keep seeing people put down 1.8 / 80? Isn't it 1.8 / 64?
     
  9. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    You are correct for me - my mistake and corrected but some have ordered 1.8 / 80 as special built to order units.
     
  10. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Some people paid the extra 300 for a 1.8ghz w/ a 80gb hard drive.
     
  11. isdereks macrumors newbie

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    What?! Damn, why didn't I know of this? :( I guess I should have looked online rather than stepping into a store first.
     
  12. CaptainCannabis macrumors regular

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    On my SSD one I boot Mac OS in around 20-25 seconds and windows takes like 10-15 :D
     
  13. Tom J macrumors regular

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  14. weeman macrumors 6502

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    I think we all know the answer to that ;)
     
  15. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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  16. dahcheet macrumors regular

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    Hours?? :confused::(:eek:

    :p

    I don't usually shut mine down. The last time I restarted was because of updates.
     
  17. MacDanielG macrumors member

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    wow! :eek: I Bought the 2.4 blackbook and (take in mind maybe its b/c its a few weeks old and I haven't really "loaded" it up with apps) mine takes 10-15 sec's TOPS!!
     
  18. Diveflo macrumors regular

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    1.8/80 takes 00:55.9 according to my iPhone stopwatch ;)
     
  19. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry but how on earth are you timing this? A new 2.6GHz penryn MacBook Pro with a 7200rpm drive takes longer than this. There is no way a MacBook can boot that fast. I time from when I push the power button to when you get the login screen. How are you timing?
     
  20. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    This was the startup time of my MBP 2.33 / 3GB Ram / 250GB HD - this was when the HD was practically empty. It takes much longer now!
     
  21. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Is there any advantage to shutting down the MBA properly when not in use as opposed to leaving it sleeping?
     
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  23. chaseardoin7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i was wondering the same thing. i normally have shut mine down but since one poster mentioned they just put it to sleep, i've been doing the same thing and it is great.
     
  24. ayeying macrumors 601

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    My old macbook booted in with 10 seconds on a 2.0ghz, 4gb ram. Specs matter but configurations matter more.

    I timed with pressing button to log on screen.
     
  25. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry but with 4GB of ram the power-on hardware test takes this long. There is no way a MacBook boots from power off to login in 10 seconds.
     

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