New SSD on MBP but OS X still not that fast booting.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lukester, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. lukester macrumors 6502

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    I have a new SSD which is working great but to boot up my MBP , OSX is still not that fast. Since my first Mac laptop I have not done a clean install because I just didnt want to go through the hassle of loading all the programs etc. back in. Could that be the reason its not that fast to boot?
    I have a clean install of Win 7 on my bootcamp and it opens and close really fast.

    Has Mac OSX just become bloated compared to what it used to be so its much slower to boot?
    What can I do to clean it up if thats the case to make it open faster?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    How much free space do you have on your boot partition?
     
  3. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No Idea, how do I check?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Three easy steps.
    1. Click the hard drive icon in the upper righthand corner of your Desktop.
    2. Click [cmd]+[i] or select the File/Get Info menu item in the Finder.
    3. Read.
     
  5. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    What do you consider to be fast? How many seconds?

    I noticed a huge difference in boot time when I upgraded to an Intel 520 SSD with SATA3 from a stock HDD on SATA2. Of course, I also did a clean install and only using about 20 GB on a 240 GB SSD.
     

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