SSD questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lilweeds, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. lilweeds macrumors newbie

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    My Intel x25m. Yes guys I purchased and installed it today! Works great 25 sec boot times are awesome, I won't mind turning off the MBP!

    I tried to update the firmware, but I can't get it to boot off the CD. Any ideas why? No matter when I seem to press the c key it boots normal. The superdrive does spool up though.

    Also what if any maintenance does this drive need?
     
  2. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

    nineohtoo

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    I'd like to get some info on this too. I used my X25M-G2 after formatting, then cloned with SuperDuper and I didn't bother to upgrade the firmware. I had some boot issues at first, but that was fixed with a PRAM reset. I'm getting fourteen second boot times on my base 13" MBP, and everything is quick. If I can get any more benefits, i'd be more than happy to receive them :D Thanks!
     
  3. lilweeds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow no answers? Nobody has had trouble upgrading the firmware?
     
  4. tatical macrumors member

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    Hold down the option key, it'll display a list of bootable devices.
     
  5. Mikeosoft macrumors newbie

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    25 second boot times? thats not too good my mang. MY MBP with a 7200 takes 15 seconds. Fresh install time maybe?
     
  6. Reapur macrumors regular

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    You hold down the option key to select a bootup device.
     
  7. lilweeds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry 25 sec restart, 14 sec boot. I thought the "c" key was what you held down? I'll try the option key.
     
  8. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

    sn0warmy

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    Definitely use the 'Option' key to boot from disk and you shouldn't have any issues.

    My X25-M boots in ~14 seconds with the firmware update as well.
     
  9. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

    NovemberWhiskey

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    Are boot times really supposed to be THAT low?

    Mine has never been under 30s.

    Are you starting the timing when you press the power button?

    If I reformat my SSD, will I get more speed? Do I do the quick erase, or do I have to do the 7x pass.
     
  10. maratus macrumors 6502a

    maratus

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    Did you try to install windows using bootcamp?
    Intel drives and MBP 13" seem to cause problems (windows won't recognize the SSD)
     
  11. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my SSD and installed it in my mid 2009 MBP and the boot times were ~17 seconds. A week later I decided to upgrade to the i5 MBP. I installed the SSD in that and reformatted it and boot times have remained at ~14 seconds on the new one.
     
  12. lilweeds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Added parallels with Win 7 today (I have two Win apps I need to run) and boot times are way up. Found out I didn't need to upgrade the firmware (it's at the latest). Anyhow anyone know why the slowdown after installing the VM?
     

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