WTF? Why is my SSD taking 42 seconds to boot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Star Nuts, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Star Nuts, Sep 8, 2012
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    Star Nuts macrumors member

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    I just replaced the HDD and the first 30 seconds are seconds are spent on a white screen and the last 12 seconds on the Apple log. I've restarted 3 times now and keep getting the same result. My HDD is in the optical bay slot and I erased it already. Do I need to do something else to let the computer know that this is the new boot drive?

    Everything else is working great. My HDD was writing at 69 MB/s and reading at 90 MB/s. My SSD is now writing at 195.3 MB/s and reading at 508.9 MB/s
     
  2. Star Nuts thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, so I reset the PRAM and now it boots in about 9 seconds but still takes a while to restart. Screen goes white/gray and I get a little spinning bar. Not a big deal, but still annoying.
     
  3. mbh macrumors 6502

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    Check the Startup Disk preference pane and make sure your disk is selected.
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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  5. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    both of my SSD equipped macs take longer to restart or shutdown than they do to start up, so this may be normal.
     
  6. Star Nuts thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice, I think this fixed it. Thanks.
     
  7. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    Sweet Jeebus... I'm glad I saw this thread. My old MacBook pro was taking 45 seconds to boot even with the SSD, and now its taking only 26 seconds from the time I press the button.

    I had set the startup disk and repaired permissions, but never reset the pram until now.
     

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