What is your rMBP boot time?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saytheenay, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. saytheenay macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2012
    I recently got a rMBP 2.7/16/512. It takes 13.6 seconds to start from pressing the power button to usable desktop (~11 seconds from the startup chime).

    Is this normal/average? I ask because I have read that some people boot in 8-9 seconds. iTunes is all that is in my login items, and VirtualBox is in my StartupItems.

    In general, what are your processor and ram specs and what is your boot time?

    Anyone know any tweaks to speed up boot time, or am I making a big deal out of nothing?
  2. TRAV9614, Dec 17, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012

    TRAV9614 macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2012
    Oh man your boot time is 13 seconds you need to take it back right now and demand a replacement. In all honesty though 13 seconds is fine and it doesn't really matter. You really shouldn't care that you rMBP takes 13 seconds to boot vs the 9 seconds It MIGHT take some others. If it is that big of a problem just put it to sleep.
  3. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    I rarely, if ever, shut it down... But, iirc, boot up time was similar to yours.

    Either way, like Trav9614 said, it's irrelevant unless it's boot up time is anything like it's shut-down time :rolleyes: post 2.0 EFI Update that screwed up big time!!
  4. saytheenay thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2012
    Good to know, but I am curious what other rMBP owners are experiencing for boot time.
  5. Blue604 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2012
    Even Usain Bolt would say you worry too much....:eek:
  6. Outkast27 macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2012
    I made a thread on this topic when these machines first came out, look for it.
  7. Livewings macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2012
    2 seconds.
  8. Valkyre, Dec 17, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012

    Valkyre macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2012
    10 seconds to log in screen (where you type password)

    Edit: forgot to mention its a base model rmbp
  9. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2007
    So you guys can compare the Retinas to something else...

    Early 2011 base cMPB-13 8GB/MoXT: 12 sec to login screen / 3 sec from (8 non-OS items in startup)
    Early 2011 base cMBP-15 16GB/MoXT: 14 sec to login screen / 5 sec from (16 non-OS items in startup)
  10. AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
    11-12 seconds with FV. I don't have a lot of stuff loaded up at startup though.

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