Snow Leopard boot times slower? (POLL)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Some Guy 555, Sep 4, 2009.


Have you experiences slower boot times with Snow Leopard as opposed to Leopard?

  1. Yes! Boot times have noticeably gotten slower now!

    7 vote(s)
  2. No! Boot times have noticeably gotten faster now!

    15 vote(s)
  3. My boot times have more or less remained the same.

    13 vote(s)
  1. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

    May 26, 2009
    In Leopard I had times where I could boot in almost 15 seconds, some times at 21 seconds if it was running slow and for the most part it was 17 seconds. All these times btw are recorded at time of power button press to desktop screen.

    In Snow Leopard the times have almost doubled.... Fast boot in Snow Leopard is around 20-30 seconds for me now and a slow boot (which just happened) took a little over 40 seconds.

    Anyone else experiencing this? Besides the boot times SL feels a lot faster in system responsiveness than Leopard.
  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    ...or just shut the lid, and wake up in a fraction of a second ;)
  3. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    Thats what i do, just use sleep mode

    As for starting up, only restarted a couple of times in the last week and dont notice any great improvements, virtually the same
  4. Some Guy 555 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 26, 2009
    I normally do this, because in the environment I'm in it makes sense by saving time to just put it to sleep and wake up instantly however when I'm at home I sometimes like to restart into my windows partition (via bootcamp) to play some games (oblivion/fallout 3).

    BTW: I am using the 32 bit kernel instead of the 64bit one (32 bit is default).
  5. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Fresh install from an erased HDD, or an upgrade install.

    From an upgrade, I got an average of one minute boots.

    From a fresh install, I now get 35 seconds on average.

    Oh, and don't use a Time Machine restore after a fresh install. It seems to affect overall system performance.
  6. reservedegotist macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2009
    Hmm, my upgrade seems to have gone fine, although I do not have too many customizations. It takes anywhere between 13-20 seconds to boot, and shutdown...let's just say it's faster than force shutdown (by holding the power button).
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    It's definitely slower for me.

    Shut Down is usually faster, but I care less about that.
  8. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    It took me 1 minute and 30 seconds to boot with Leopard, SL does it in ~30 seconds, so I am quite satisfied.

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