MBP boot time significantly slower with Lion vs. SL. Normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Philflow, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    With a Momentus XT my early 2011 MBP 13" took about 19 seconds to boot SL.

    Now I bought another XT for my late 2011 MBP 13" and it takes 25 seconds for Lion.

    Is this normal?

    I there anything I can do to improve it?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    Perfectly Normal

    Lion takes a little longer to boot....I have confirmed this on my iMac, MBA and MBP. Nothing to worry about .......Ever tried getting a Windoze machine to boot in 19 seconds?:D
     
  3. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Fresh Install?
     
  4. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.
    Don't mean to be the devils advocate here but yes I certainly have :)

    This plain Toshiba I used for this review took about 10 seconds after BIOS post time. BIOS post time was about 6 to 7 seconds iirc.

    Some Windows machines do it faster.

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    http://techreport.com/articles.x/22078/9

    The times displayed above are excluding BIOS post time.

    If Windows takes a long time to boot its usually because of the high amount of bloatware that comes on nearly every Windows system.

    Thanks yes it's a fresh install.
     
  5. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, Lion on my machines seem to take longer to boot. I couldn't stand it and finally installed an SSD in the MBP.

    It still takes 18 seconds from the moment I press the power button to the desktop appearing, which still seems long.
     

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