Slow Boot with new SSD

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by megamef, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. megamef macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    Please excuse my ignorance here, but I recently bought a new SSD and installed it into my my 2009 mac mini (It has lion on it.) I also upgraded the RAM from 2 to 4 GB. Everything while running is now about 10times faster but the boot up time is actually slower. Am I missing something simple here.

    PS This is my first post here, hope you guys don't mind.
     
  2. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried resetting the PRAM and selecting the ssd as the startup disk?
     
  3. megamef thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do i reset the PRAM? and i believe the SSD is the startup disk as it's the only disk in the computer.
     
  4. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379

    Go into System Preferences, click on Startup Disk, then click on the only drive you see, and click restart.
     
  5. megamef thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you!
     
  6. useme2305 macrumors member

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    sometimes people boot from bootable usb drives that they backed up from/to without noticing that they aren't actually booting from the new drive.

    so always select the correct boot drive before getting out the stopwatch. :p
     

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