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I read a couple discussions on here that people have a 3-5 second boot time with Snow Leopard. My boot time with snow leopard is about 30 seconds. Is that bad? It's not a big deal just want to make sure nothing is wrong with my macbook.
 

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I can guarantee you that no one here has a three second boot time. Many people only put their machines to sleep and since OS X wakes very quickly, I feel that this might be what you are referring to in your post.

A 30 second boot time is not terrible. What kind of MB do you have? Without knowing the specs, it's hard to say what is a good or bad boot time.
 
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Sorry, it's an '09 White MacBook 2.0 Ghz intel core 2 duo, 2gb ram, and I believe 140gb hdd
 

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You may have read about < 5 second shut down times, but I've never heard anyone say they can boot in less than around 15-17 seconds and that with an SSD. Best I've ever managed with a regular hard drive is 19. Average for most is going to be in the 28-40 second range depending on hard drive speed and whether you're counting to the log in screen or desktop.

And nothing wrong with a 30 second boot time at all.
 

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30 seconds with a 2Ghz C2D is normal. I have a 2.1Ghz C2D and it boots up in about 30 secs or so.
 
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Okay. Thanks guys. I must have misread. 30 seconds beats the petunia out of my old PC that took about 3-4 minutes to boot
 

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