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My Macbook Pro has the OWC Mercury extreme pro SSD installed 6G version and it takes somewhere around 45 seconds to boot up.

I thought it would be around 15 or so.

Any ideas why?
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My MacBook Pro takes a good bit longer than 15 seconds to boot (from a powered off state).

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You're running an SSD?
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You're running an SSD?
Sorry...I missed that detail. No I don't have an SSD. I guess 45 seconds would be sort of long then.

What model MacBook Pro do you have?

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Latest 2011
Lion
8GB Ram
OWC 6G SSD
512mb Graphics

Seems like a long boot up to me...
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Latest 2011
Lion
8GB Ram
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Seems like a long boot up to me...
Here's a solution that seems to fit your situation PERFECTLY!!!:

Fix SSD slow boot times - Mac OS X Hints

"The fix is to go into System Preferences Startup Disk and select your new solid-state drive. This prevents a 30-second timeout before the boot starts."

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So, if I click on my SSD from the "system i want to start up my computer" will anything else change?

Nothing will get erased or anything?

Im a bit confused because the computer has the SSD in it and Lion already installed, wouldn't it already boot from the SSD? Theres nothing else to boot from?

Thanks for sharing the link! Im reading the posts right now
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So, if I click on my SSD from the "system i want to start up my computer" will anything else change?

Nothing will get erased or anything?

Im a bit confused because the computer has the SSD in it and Lion already installed, wouldn't it already boot from the SSD? Theres nothing else to boot from?
Nothing will be changed...just follow the procedure in the link...and I bet you will be good to go!

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- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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Selecting SSD and doing a restart.
Report back in...hopefully, 15 seconds!
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Alright, much better!
Boot about 15 seconds
Lockscreen with passcode about 5

Computer running and ready=20 seconds.

Thanks for the help pigoo3


I have another question though, did you see my post

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Alright, much better!
Boot about 15 seconds
Lockscreen with passcode about 5

Computer running and ready=20 seconds.
Awesome...great to hear everything is good to go! Thanks for posting your results!

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p.s. Don't know the answer to your other question.

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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Thanks again!

Ill keep looking into it
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