New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - MBP Taking Longer To Boot After HDD Upgrade


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
chrismac

 
chrismac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 12, 2009
Location: Staffordshire
Posts: 356
chrismac has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 15.4" uMBP: iPhone 4

chrismac is offline
Im not sure why this is, but since my HDD upgrade it takes around 25-30 secs longer too boot.

This is how long it used to take:-

YouTube - 2009 Apple MacBook Pro Alu Vs 2009 Apple MacBook White - Boot Up Time.


It seems like it takes ages before the Apple logo is displayed.

Why is this?

My old drive was the std Hitachi 160Gb 5400rpm version. I upgraded it to a Seagate 320GB 5400rpm.

I am paranoid that its also slower in use, but I didnt time anything prior to upgrade other than boot up times.
QUOTE Thanks
chrismac

 
chrismac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 12, 2009
Location: Staffordshire
Posts: 356
chrismac has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 15.4" uMBP: iPhone 4

chrismac is offline
Grrrr - Looks like a rebuild!

New 7200RPM drive taking longer to boot than old 5400? - Mac Forums

Looks like I need to run archive and install.
QUOTE Thanks
londonboy

 
Member Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posts: 1
londonboy is on a distinguished road

londonboy is offline
Had the same problem. Fixed by choosing boot from Macintosh HD in system preferences and startup.. For the first time after upgrade, you may have to wait for upto a minute for mac to boot up. The you can fix this by configuring startup option in System preferences.
Resetting PRAM and NVRAM also helped a lot.. To do this, start the mac and hold command, option, P, R all together. Wait until the mac reboots automatically. Hopefully this should speed up the boot time.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« MacBook ejecting problem | Quick question re: new HD for old MacBook... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
My Video Guide - 13" MBP Hard Drive Upgrade and RAM Upgrade chrismac Apple Notebooks 37 07-06-2009 05:41 AM
Just Upgraded My HDD MBP 13 - SuperDuper IS Super! chrismac Apple Notebooks 1 06-29-2009 06:26 PM
boot problem with external HDD Saber Apple Notebooks 1 06-04-2009 03:47 PM
MBP won't boot from internal HD after upgrade zucchero81 Apple Notebooks 2 05-04-2008 06:04 PM
upgrade ibook hdd keyvan Apple Notebooks 87 01-19-2006 04:55 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?