OSX boot time compared to Win 8

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by pianoman88, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. pianoman88 macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2010
    I own a i7 mac mini with a Samsung 840 Pro boot disk and 16 GB RAM. While the initial boot feels like it takes forever - close to 30 seconds - loading applications is fast.

    Enter my new toy: a Dell XPS 18 "tablet" that I use to read music PDFs. Yes, it came with Windows 8 and here's my problem: the boot time.

    I upgraded it with a Samsung Evo 840 but everything else is stock,including an Intel I3 and 4 GB RAM. (I bought cheap because it's only being used to display piano sheet music.)

    Even so, boot time is about two seconds as is the shutdown. SOOOO much faster than the Mac. What's going on here?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    My rMBP takes a long time to shut down, the reboot is quick.

    Tbh, I really don't care which OS is faster at rebooting, the only time I reboot is to leave OS X for Windows and vice versa. Other then that it stays on.
  3. pianoman88 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2010
    Just saying that I was surprised

    that Windows does something better than OS X. I'm not enjoying my experience with Win 8 at all.

    Now I find myself annoyed waiting for OS X to start.

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