Yosemite slower booting...

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by waloshin, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    My 2011 Mac mini with 16 gigabytes of ram and a Seagate enterprise 600 Pro ssd takes twice as long if not three times as long to boot up than did Mavericks.

    Anybody else having this problem?
     
  2. nburkhouse macrumors newbie

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    I have this issue as well. 2012 Macbook Air with SSD. I think it is the encryption on the hard drive. Maybe. When mine finishes I am going to see if it is faster after encrypt complete. If not I am going to remove the encryption. I also disabled location services but that did not make a difference.
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I do not have encryption enabled on my Mac.
     
  4. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    No encryption on my Mac, but boot times are identical to Mavericks.

    So far, I've noticed incredibly quick shutdown/restart times. Much like pre-ML OS X.
     
  5. nburkhouse macrumors newbie

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    Do you have a Solid State Drive (SSD)?
    My MBA booted and was online in about 10 to 15 seconds with Mavericks. Much slower with Yosemite.
     
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    128 SSD / 8 Gb memory / Clean install, no upgrade and my cold boot up time is around 9 to 10 seconds and shut down is about 1 or 2 seconds.
     
  7. nburkhouse macrumors newbie

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    I have Mid2012 MBA, 256 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM, about 20 to 25 seconds to boot. Progress indicator shows for about 10 seconds. It is definitely slower than Mavericks for me, by about 10 seconds

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    I guess that squashes my theory!
    HD is still "optimizing." under the encryption settings

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    Maybe it the clean install, IDK.
     
  8. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    What, other than nothing, would Location Services have to do with it?
     
  9. nburkhouse macrumors newbie

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    Uhh, I am guessing here. Do you know the answer? Do you have to be such a rude a hole??
     
  10. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Maybe, or do you think it may have to do with what is booting up with your system. I have only iTunes helper.
     
  11. nburkhouse macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help. I have the same. Only iTunes helper, thats it.
     
  12. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    With my Ssd I would boot in around 5 to 8 seconds. Now its at least double.
     
  13. deviant macrumors 65816

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    so you're telling me it's a whole TEN SECONDS NOW? how can you live with THAT??!!! send it to apple and ask your money back!
     
  14. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Mine boots 9 seconds faster than Mavericks on the system in my sig.
     
  15. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure Ubuntu would boot faster.
     
  16. deviant macrumors 65816

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    i'm sure you're on a wrong forum. ubuntu, lol, is that still a thing?
     
  17. samanthas macrumors regular

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    I noticed this too. There is also a progress bar now. Like it's installing something. Hmm.
     
  18. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Mine's a hybrid, actually. Yeah, I'm one of the rare few who has a Momentus XT hybrid (HHD, but with SSD "parts") installed in my late 2011 MBP. The boot time, from powerup to my account, takes about 10-13 seconds.
     
  19. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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  20. big samm macrumors 65816

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    My Mba i7 mid 2013 with ssd 8gb ram would boot up in matter of seconds, 10 at most, now there's a progress bar, definitely slower but not slow per se...
     
  21. Gochugogi macrumors regular

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    Same here. 2009 Mac Pro with SSD and I get a progress bar and an extra 10 seconds or so. No biggie but another pimple on Yosemite's arse.
     
  22. execriez, Oct 29, 2014
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    execriez macrumors newbie

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    For anyone who's interested, below is a list of boot times for an iMac7,1 running 7 different versions of OS X.

    10.4.11 = 26s
    10.5.8 = 31s
    10.6.8 = 32s
    10.7.5 = 41s
    10.8.4 = 39s
    10.9.5 = 43s
    10.10 = 49s

    The timings are a measurement of how long it took to get from a cold boot to a usable desktop.

    I used a script to do the timings (https://sourceforge.net/projects/osxcoldstart2desktoptimer/) which is better than using a stopwatch - but there's still probably a margin of error that I'm uncertain of.

    As you can see, there is a gradual increase in boot times.

    I'm not complaining particularly, more features seem to always equate to longer boot times. I only did the timings because our users are constantly telling us that "...the Macs are so much slower than last year". I just wanted to confirm what was happening.

    The iMac 7,1 is our oldest Mac. I have a vague memory of it being a reasonably quick machine when new (late 2007) although it seems quite slow now. The test timings appear to confirm this. It is however, a good test machine since it can run every OS from 10.4 to 10.10.

    The Mac involved was installed with a base OS, and no other applications. It had been initially installed with 10.10 - so the hard disk partition scheme reflected this (it contained a 10.10 recovery partition).

    I've not updated our users to Yosemite yet... but probably will very soon.
     
  23. petsounds macrumors 65816

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    There is definitely slower booting, but I am experiencing slower read access in general on my boot drive since installing Yosemite. I see this when copying files, Time Machine backups, and even accessing Quick Look data for photos. I don't know if this is related to Core Storage, though my Mac Pro is too old to support it. But something is definitely wrong there. (and yes I ran Disk Utility and repaired permissions)
     

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