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  1. #16
    And another very slow Mac Mini
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    My Mini (2014) takes for ever to boot up, at least 20 minutes before I can use it. It’s just an admin machine, no games, videos etc.
    When it’s up to speed it’s fine all day long, I’ve even started leaving in ‘sleep mode’ night and this means it’s running ok the next day.
    Suggest downloading the free EtreCheck app from the Mac App store, run it and then copy and paste the readout here for us to look over.

    EtreCheck on the Mac App Store

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    And another very slow Mac Mini
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    Suggest downloading the free EtreCheck app from the Mac App store,

    I don't know if Apple has crippled EtreCheck.app as it seems to do with so many utilities available from the app store, and for that reason I prefer to download from the developer themselves.

    In this case for EtreCheck:
    EtreCheck

    I don't know if Apple has in this case, but just saying...





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    And another very slow Mac Mini
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    I don't know if Apple has crippled EtreCheck.app as it seems to do with so many utilities available from the app store, and for that reason I prefer to download from the developer themselves.
    Nope. Same, same.

    As a matter of fact, the developer himself (a Canadian citizen by the way) even has recommended downloading from the Mac App Store.

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    As a matter of fact, the developer himself (a Canadian citizen by the way) even has recommended downloading from the Mac App Store.

    Hmmm... I was over at his site and came across this, but I got a rather opposite impression:
    EtreCheckPro 6.0 has two important new features that are not available in the Mac App Store: the storage display and the analytics display. These are interactive displays that help you better manage your storage and review several days of detailed analytics information about your hardware, system, and running software.

    Find out how your storage is being used Dive deep into analytics
    The Mac App Store has technical limitations that prevent these features from working in EtreCheck downloaded from the Mac App Store. Therefore, these features are only available in EtreCheckPro.
    EtreCheck: Upgrade to EtreCheckPro

    To each their own I guess... But one does have to pay for the Pro version which may also be overkill for a lot of users.

    There are more details at his site about the differences for those who are interested in checking.





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    And another very slow Mac Mini
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    Patrick.... as usual you are off the beaten path. The important thing is that the OP show us what's going on with his Mini. EtreCheck is the right tool. And he doggone does not need the Pro version.

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    ... The important thing is that the OP show us what's going on with his Mini. EtreCheck is the right tool. And he doggone does not need the Pro version.

    I would agree, but I daresay there are others reading the thread that may not understand or know what Apple's app store does to some applications when a recommendation is made from this site to download some useful application from there.

    I call it useful information for those who might benefit from the knowledge.




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    I'd say it's a combination of Catalina; HDD; and low RAM. Catalina just really needs an SSD to shine. But if you stick with an HDD, long boot times are unavoidable ESPECIALLY with only 4 GB RAM. That's the minimum amount of RAM that Catalina requires, which means you can expect the HDD is being hit quite a bit for caching/swap file while booting especially. You'd still have that going on with an SSD, but it'd be far less obvious.

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