What's your start-up time on Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by blueprint1983, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. blueprint1983 macrumors 6502

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    Specs: Macbook Pro 15, 17", 2010 model.
    OSX Lion Install: Upgraded via App Store (not a clean install).
    Boot up time to grey Log-in screen: Just over a minute.
    From grey screen to everything functioning normally: varies, but it's about FIVE minutes. (no beach balls or generally latency).
    Total time is about 5-6 minutes, but i've had some WEIRD instances taking up to 10 minutes.

    Yours?
    Specs:
    Type of Install:
    Boot up time to grey log-in screen:
    From grey screen to everything functioning normally:
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Time: 5 seconds
    Specs: 2011 Macbook AIR intel Core i7, 256gb SSD, 13"
    total: dont understand.
     
  3. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    2010 2.8 i7 with ssd boot hdd for data To log in screen about 10 seconds. From login to everything running normal about 5 seconds.
     
  4. darster Suspended

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    About 10 seconds.

    2011 2.5 Ghz i5 iMac with 8 GB RAM.
     
  5. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    2011 mini server with factory ssd, less than 20 seconds to fully operational including login.
     
  6. steveca macrumors 6502

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    Takes 5mins for a full boot up but it can vary as well.
     
  7. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess the speed discrepancy is because of the SSD.
     
  8. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    2011 MBP 2.3ghz i5. 8gb, 1TB Samsung 5400rpm drive...

    about 1' 30" to desktop
    another minute to usability
     
  9. tahoeroscoe macrumors regular

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    its a HDD limitation, my ssd boots in seconds

    5 minutes is a long time though. you should do a clean install.
     
  10. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    16 seconds from pushing the power button to usable desktop.
    Intel 320 SSD.
     
  11. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It's Slower Than SL Was

    Specs:

    Imac 27"
    I7
    16GB RAM
    2GB Vram (ATI card)
    1TB Internal Hdd

    Boot time is just under 1 minute, it was about half that in SL.
     
  12. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

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    MacBook 5,1
    2.4 GHz C2D, 8 GB RAM
    Hitachi 5400 rpm HDD
    File Vault 2 enabled

    1:30 till Desktop
    +2 min till everything is usable (I have a ton of login items)
     
  13. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. Anyone getting over 2 minutes without a ridiculous amount of startup items should do a clean install.

    Get rid of all that cruft that's left on your machine from a few years worth of use.

    Edit:

    Specs: 2.2Ghz Core i7, 7200 RPM 500 GB HDD (stock), 8GB RAM, Radeon HD 6750 with 1GB GDDR5
    Mac OS 10.7.2 Lion
    Boot to login screen: 38 seconds
    Login screen to usable: 10 seconds
     
  14. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    You guys that always suggest the "nuke and start over" approach sound like a Dell tech. :D

    If everything works fine but the boot process is slow I'd check my "log in" items first (Under Users & Groups). Next I'd check to make sure the internal HD is indeed set as the start up disk. Yes, clean installs are better but checking a few simple things first would be the prudent thing to do.


    And being "usable" depends on how many apps need to load from where you left off. If it's Safari then that depends on how fast it can find a Wi-Fi signal and load.

    That 7200rpm drive makes a difference. :) (vs. 5400).

    And Lion is good for SSD sales because that's what it really needs. (It certainly prompted me to get one).
     
  15. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Stuff I have as my log-in items that are indeed checked:

    -Omnifocus
    -FontExplorerAutoload

    How do I check if the internal HD is set as the start-up disk?
    everything else, about 9 items, is unchecked.
     
  16. r0k macrumors 68040

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    About 20-30 seconds on a Seagate Momentus XT "hybrid" SSD drive. Apparently the drive firmware figured out the OS needs to stay in the 4GB SSD cache even if I leave the system running for weeks between reboots.
     
  17. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    -Omnifocus
    -FontExplorerAutoload

    System Preferences --> Startup Disk

    9 items? :eek:

    Even though they're unchecked each of those 9 apps is still loading. The checkbox only tells OSX to hide the windows until you run those apps.

    You need to remove them from the login list. I'd actually start with zero items just to see what it does for your performance.
     
  18. dumb macrumors member

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    used to take 3 minute now 50sec to abt a minute. Clean install really helps, I was about to dump lion but clean install made me usable/bareable
     
  19. Badrottie Suspended

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    1 minutes and 28 seconds

    Early 2008 Macbook Pro 3,1
    Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz 4GB memory 120GB HDD
    Lion 10.7.2 installed over the top of Snow Leopard 10.6.8

    Is my old MBP very lucky one? :D
     
  20. Skoopman macrumors 6502

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    It takes 45 secs now with 10.7.2. Before it was pretty fast with 25 secs on 10.7 an 10.7.1.
     
  21. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    late 09 mac mini 2.53 ghz intel core 2 duo 8 gigs of ram
    startup is probably 1min to 3 min depending on if my external hd are hooked up

    Is there any way to get the mini to ignore in boot up the external hd so it won't spin them all up pm me the answer if there is one i don't won't to hi jack the thread to much.
     
  22. avflinsch macrumors member

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    Similar times here with a 500G Momentus XT. The first 3 or 4 boots with the drive took 1-2 minutes, after that it went down to the 25 second range. Sometimes it takes a bit longer if I move to a different wireless network.
     
  23. 76ShovelHead macrumors 6502a

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    I counted to 47, and my desktop was all up and running. Ignore my signature, it's not officially correct yet.

    As of now, I'm still on my Pentium Dual-Core OC'd @ 3.67 GHz and only 2 GB of Ram, but my thermal paste and ram should be getting' here soon :D
     
  24. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Took my mbp to the apple repair shop and they're doing a clean install for me. Apple support was unable to guide me through a clean install and said something is definitely wrong.
     

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