Well boot time is usually something I care nothing for in OSX (mainly as I need to reboot so rarely). I have recently been given a rev.A MacbookAir with HDD. The battery is dead so even the slightest disconnection of the power lead causes instant shutdown. I have taped the magsafe in situ but occasionaly it does trip (also we get the odd micro power cut where I live and I cant afford a UPS). So my question is what (if anything) can I do to make this little Air boot quicker as currently its a case of turn on - go make coffee - hope its done when I get back What can be done? any tips here would be great please I know adding a runcore or other such zif SSD would make a difference but again I have ZERO budget until I am well enough to work again.