What is your boot time on your macbook pro

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  1. sanderbaco macrumors newbie

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    What is your boot time on your macbook pro? And what do you use voor Harddrive/SSD to achieve that?

    I am waiting for the upcoming "Vertex 3" SSD, does anybody knows in how many seconds Mac OSX wil boot with this SSD? I know he is not for sale yet! But I am so curious for the results because the read/write about 550MB/s
     
  2. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    35-45 secs with original 5400rpm HDD
    15-20 secs with Kingston SSDNow V100+
     
  3. sanderbaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is a big improvement!! is there somebody who can boot in around 10 seconds?? :D
     
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  5. sanderbaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? what specs do you have on your mac? how is that possible 5 seconds?
     
  6. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    The time it takes to go to sleep after closing the lid is more impressive, 12 secs from closing the lid to fast asleep versus just over a minute on the HDD.
    Loving it :D
     
  7. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    5 seconds? from a cold boot?

    I find this difficult to believe tbh.
     
  8. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    I get around 10-12 seconds on a Vertex 2E. You mention about the Vertex 3, to get those read speeds you'll need SATA 3, know the 2010 models like mine are only 2, if the new ones are the same you'd be best of going for a Vertex 2 as the max read is only 15Mbps under the total speed for SATA 2 and will be a lot cheaper I'd have thought.
     
  9. sanderbaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The new macbook pro supports sata 3 :D thats why I'll wait for it!
     
  10. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    Are you starting your timing from when the Apple logo appears? As I don't think that's possible from when you press the power button. I want to see a Youtube video if that's what you're claiming.
     
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    Cool, didn't know that. Worth the wait in that case :)
     
  12. sanderbaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Me to lol:D
     
  13. sanderbaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    absolutely, the vertex 2 have a read write around the 275 a 285MB/s, vertex 3 will have 550mb/s in theorie it is double, I'll hope in boot time as well!
     
  14. sebtk macrumors newbie

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    Wow SSDs are fast, my macbook pro takes around a minute to start up.
     
  15. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    For clarity, I`m starting my timing from when I push the button.

    5 secs my a$$ :rolleyes:
     
  16. sanderbaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even with vertex 3 is thats impossible
     
  17. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, it's gonna get to the stage where the bottle neck holding you back on boot times is waiting for the Apple logo to appear. Once I get to that stage the loading circle turns about 1 and a half times before continuing on to loading the desktop. Don't see how a double speed drive is going to make it that much better, as it's POST that'll take up most of the time. At most you'll shave off a couple of seconds.

    Well worth it though on the SSD front. Before I put one in my i7, could really feel the HDD holding everything else back. With the new models showing up as significantly faster by all accounts, that'd become even more painfully obvious with a mechanical HDD. One area where I really notice a massive difference is running Win 7 in Parallels. Feels like it's running natively.
     
  18. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed
     
  19. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, on both counts.
     
  20. sanderbaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But back to the topic! How quick do you all boot? :D
     
  21. ninjaboi21 macrumors member

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    When will the Vertex 3 be announced and shipped? Waiting for my MacBook Pro and was thinking about switching the SuperDrive out for a SSD. In that case I could just wait for Vertex 3 as I don't mind the 500GB HDD.

    Will the price be the same as, lower than or higher than Vertex 2?
     
  22. sanderbaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have already orderd the optibay! and also want a ssd! then you got the high speeds from the ssd and the high capacity from the harddrive.

    There is no release date as far as I know!
     
  23. sanderbaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Crucial C300 SSD is also very fast (355mb/s read)! does anybody test this one already in the just released macbook pro? because the new macbook pro is the first who support sata 3!

    I am very interested in the boot times.
     
  24. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It has already been announced and there are tests on the web now. Shipping is scheduled form mid-March. OWC has also announced they will be making a SF-2000 based drive. I suspect many of these new SF-2000 drives will be formally announced at CEBIT March 1-5.

    If you have a new SATAIII MBP, it is definitely worth waiting for one of these new SSD drives. Transfer speeds are about twice the current crop of SSDs.
     
  25. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Add my A$$ to that list as well lol..
     

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