SSD: no change compared to my HD ? clean install required?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macchiato2009, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    I just cloned my stock HD to my X25 SSD by putting the SSD into an external enclosure with FW800

    then i replaced the HD with the SSD

    and the 13" MBP started correctly with in the SSD inside ! (EFI 1.7... i'm so happy)

    but i realized that the boot time is exactly the same as with the HD... 35 seconds !

    some people having the same machine and SSD told me that boot time should be closer to 15 seconds !!!

    is the clone (with SL installed) the cause of the slow performance?

    should i make a clean reinstall of SL ?

    any idea ?

  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    My 128 gig SSD (apple stock model) boots in about 30 seconds on Snow Leopard. I have never had it boot in 15.

    As for performance, everyday use such as booting apps should be completely faster and very noticeable.
  3. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

    sascha h-k

    Apr 26, 2004
    vienna / austria
    choose the ssd as startup-volume in sys. pane !

    (clone or fresh same speed; i have a x25m16ogb)
  4. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    just did a clean install

    (20 minutes with the SSD vs 45 minutes with the HD)

    i just released the beast sleeping inside my MBP :) :) :)

    booting in 15 seconds

    applications launching in a blink of the eye


    i'm so surprised

    such a difference between the update and the clean instal !!!

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