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Old 05-11-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Just to rival the windows 7 thread

My macbook takes 52 seconds Its 3 years old though.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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Just tested it @ 39 seconds.

Specs are:
27" iMac (Mid 2011 model)
3.4GHz Intel Core i7
16GB Ram
2TB HDD

I have a bunch of heavy software on it though for my job so I'm not sure if that affects boot times or not. I have the Logic Studio Suite and Final Cut Pro + Motion, Color, & Compressor.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Just to rival the windows 7 thread

My macbook takes 52 seconds Its 3 years old though.
All depends on how much the hard drive is filled with software and files. But you can speed it a little by running OnyX one a month of so. Most times The OS slows during launch when you have have it as well as other applications to check for software updates.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:33 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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All depends on how much the hard drive is filled with software and files. But you can speed it a little by running OnyX one a month of so. Most times The OS slows during launch when you have have it as well as other applications to check for software updates.
I've 383GB free out of a 750GB hard disk. That's probably why, it used to boot in about 20 seconds. I've a ton of heavy professional software on it too.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:43 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Just tested it @ 39 seconds.

Specs are:
27" iMac (Mid 2011 model)
3.4GHz Intel Core i7
16GB Ram
2TB HDD

I have a bunch of heavy software on it though for my job so I'm not sure if that affects boot times or not. I have the Logic Studio Suite and Final Cut Pro + Motion, Color, & Compressor.
Same here, but also the adobe CS M/C suite, Autocad and a few other CAD/Visualisation softwares. I must have well over 100GB just in software. My music library is 138 GB at the mo.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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My Mac mini server is pretty speedy but I don't have a lot of software on it. It is certainly faster than my older machines.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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Between 15-20 seconds, but mine has an SSD.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Just over a minute.

MBP mid 2011
2Ghz I7 - 8GB memory
Old fashioned 500 GB HDD
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:44 PM
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Between 15-20 seconds, but mine has an SSD.
Similar here. Probably closer to 30, but the whole drive is encrypted. SSDs are awesome.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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I really wanted the SSD option but I just couldn't justify the cost. I'd rather wait the extra 15-20 seconds than shell out the extra $500 that Apple was wanting for the 256 GB SSD.

I do plan to purchase an external thunderbolt SSD at some point though when they come down in price just a little.
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