Sierra is Zippier on Startup

krause734

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I don't think I am imagining it, but my Mac Mini (Latest midrange model) seems quicker on start up. This is a pleasant surprise. Usually I turn it on, log in, and walk away for it to index and load or whatever. Now I can start more instantly. I don't regret getting the spinning 5400 RPM hard drive over a SSD now.
 
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wickedpapercut

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I'd like to hear more comments about the benefits or improved speed of Sierra. As I said in a different thread, I also have a mini (2012 model) and see absolutely no benefit in any of the features that are convincing me to upgrade from El Cap. However, if it does, in fact, make it faster for either booting or regular operations then you have my attention.

For those who will suggest an SSD, I already have my OS and Applications on an external boot SSD and it's an amazing improvement that didn't require surgery on my mini. Highly suggested... but the point here is about Sierra and whether there are any benefits worth the risk of a upgrade.

In general, I try to stay up-to-date with the OS I'm running but Sierra just doesn't get me excited. I'm trying to find a reason... any reason at all.
 

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I don't think I am imagining it, but my Mac Mini (Latest midrange model) seems quicker on start up. This is a pleasant surprise. Usually I turn it on, log in, and walk away for it to index and load or whatever. Now I can start more instantly. I don't regret getting the spinning 5400 RPM hard drive over a SSD now.
I was rebooting because of a drobo problem and it restarted so fast I thought it didn't. Crazy.