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MacBook Pro - MBP boot way slower than MB ???


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anyone got any ideas? im talking 30 seconds off a fresh install on the mbp, maybe 10 seconds on the MB.

specs of mbp are in sig.

MB- ST96812AS (seagate i believe)
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MBP -Hitachi HTS541612J9SA00




im just curious because i owned the MB originally, thought it was a nice little laptop. then i thought id spend the extra dough and replace it with a mbp. thought id be getting better overall experience, and i feel i dont really. it feels slower, except for cpu/video stuff of course.

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Mine boots within 15 seconds. If you had a Boot Camp partition at one time, but later removed it, I find that boot times can be long as it still looks for the partition during startup. Doing a PRAM reset solves that particular problem (Press and hold Command+Option+P+R during startup, wait for 3 system chimes).

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ive had bootcamp on and off both machines. both machines were zeroed out, and fresh OSX installed, all updates and such too.

the thing about it is, both seem to find the startup partition right off the bat, but the MBP is still grey apple screen when the MB is all loaded and silent.

hmmm

its a shame cause its time for a new machine, and i feel the mbp wasnt worth all the money up front. ill have to goto the store and play with the new SR's maybe theyll be different

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ive had bootcamp on and off both machines. both machines were zeroed out, and fresh OSX installed, all updates and such too.

the thing about it is, both seem to find the startup partition right off the bat, but the MBP is still grey apple screen when the MB is all loaded and silent.

hmmm

its a shame cause its time for a new machine, and i feel the mbp wasnt worth all the money up front. ill have to goto the store and play with the new SR's maybe theyll be different
Try the PRAM reset, trust me on this - you won't believe the difference

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once the desktop loads , the mbp is up faster than before.

the MB still wipes the floor with it though

but it is slightly better....

before:
mb- 20 seconds
mbp- 40

after
mb- 20
pro 31

still gettin its butt kicked , but it doesnt seem like the HD is as "busy" now at boot, which is better

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holy mess!!!! you just made my mbp HEAPS faster at startup thanks!

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im still wondering why its 30% slower at boot, just doesnt seem right to me.

same image on both disks, the only difference is the cpu speed (which Mbp is faster, hd (again mbp is rated faster), and memory (again mbp has 2gb, mb has 1.25))

odd

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tried another reset and mine took 37 seconds... so still slow i guess and we have the same machine.

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thought the 17" only came with 2.33 ghz cpu? mine is 2.16

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nope my mbp is 2.16 core duo.

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Is there any point reseting your PRAM if you never had BootCamp on?
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Is there any point reseting your PRAM if you never had BootCamp on?
No, not unless you're having issues that resetting the PRAM is known to correct.

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