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SSD has SLOWED down boot up times?!

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Recently I purchased a SanDisk 128gb SSD from SanDisk and it was verified by amazon. After removing the old hard drive from my macbook and replacing it with the SSD my boot up times have gone UP from …
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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
Recently I purchased a SanDisk 128gb SSD from SanDisk and it was verified by amazon. After removing the old hard drive from my macbook and replacing it with the SSD my boot up times have gone UP from 30 seconds to 45-50 seconds. Could this be my fault or a faulty SSD? Someone help please, thank you!

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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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Usmaniac
nacho99
How long before you see the apple logo and is the speed OK once you are up and running?
Apple logo takes about 36 seconds to show up, after that the computer takes 6-8 seconds from the logo to my home-screen. Once this is done I can load up Word, or software such as garageband within 2 seconds. So once it is up and running it's really quick.

Sounds like a time out issue like Tintin7 has mentioned.
Go into System Preferences » Startup Disk and select your new solid-state drive.

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#1
On a fresh install of OSX?
#2
silly question if you look in the bios theres a setting for ahci or the other i think (bear with me 1st coffee) mine need it to ahci ? aslo what os, 7 / 8 ? eg if trims enabled.
what model/make have you got, maybe some one more enlightened on here can guide you around the bios more ?
one last question, are you only using the drive for the os or have you filled it with other programs ?
mike
#3
GrantG182
On a fresh install of OSX?
Sorry forgot to mention I cloned my old drive. Thanks
#4
How much free space is there on your system?
#5
mikebohan
silly question if you look in the bios theres a setting for ahci or the other i think (bear with me 1st coffee) mine need it to ahci ? aslo what os, 7 / 8 ? eg if trims enabled.
what model/make have you got, maybe some one more enlightened on here can guide you around the bios more ?
one last question, are you only using the drive for the os or have you filled it with other programs ?
mike
OS is snow leopard and it's a white mac book late 2007 or 2008 I believe. I use it for working on documents, some music editing and browsing the internet. I currently have 80% of the capacity free, so that shouldn't really be a problem.
#6
nacho99
How much free space is there on your system?
80% around 100GB free.
#7
How long before you see the apple logo and is the speed OK once you are up and running?
#8
Install Windows
#9
Not sure Snow Leopard supports Trim on 3rd Party SSDs (not apple stamped) out of the box. I think you need to run something like trim enabler. Unless you've got a 32bit cpu you shouldn't be running such an old OS.
#10
May sound silly.... But have you checked your startup processes? You know all the programs that load up on install,
I think you find it through task manager (I THINK!)
I had loads of stuff I didn't know, like iTunes, Adobe, editing programmes, that all loaded up and ran in the background
#11
How long before the Apple logo appears ? More than about 3 or 4 seconds then you may not have set the start-up disc as the SSD.

Go to System Preferences > Start-up disc and click on whatever you have called the SSD......

The older MacBooks cannot really make use of the speeds of current SSDs but should boot in around 15 to 20 seconds and certainly not 45 to 50 seconds !
#12
nacho99
How long before you see the apple logo and is the speed OK once you are up and running?
Apple logo takes about 36 seconds to show up, after that the computer takes 6-8 seconds from the logo to my home-screen. Once this is done I can load up Word, or software such as garageband within 2 seconds. So once it is up and running it's really quick.
#13
tintin7
How long before the Apple logo appears ? More than about 3 or 4 seconds then you may not have set the start-up disc as the SSD.

Go to System Preferences > Start-up disc and click on whatever you have called the SSD......

The older MacBooks cannot really make use of the speeds of current SSDs but should boot in around 15 to 20 seconds and certainly not 45 to 50 seconds !
Thank you so much! This has managed to load up the computer in 10 seconds!
#14
Usmaniac
nacho99
How long before you see the apple logo and is the speed OK once you are up and running?
Apple logo takes about 36 seconds to show up, after that the computer takes 6-8 seconds from the logo to my home-screen. Once this is done I can load up Word, or software such as garageband within 2 seconds. So once it is up and running it's really quick.

Sounds like a time out issue like Tintin7 has mentioned.
Go into System Preferences » Startup Disk and select your new solid-state drive.
#15
Bugz
May sound silly.... But have you checked your startup processes? You know all the programs that load up on install,
I think you find it through task manager (I THINK!)
I had loads of stuff I didn't know, like iTunes, Adobe, editing programmes, that all loaded up and ran in the background
No i've optimised it to not open anything until I want it to. Thank you anyway.
#16
shauneco
Install Windows
I have a separate computer for windows (I know you can run windows on this, but I haven't delved into it yet)
#17
nacho99
Usmaniac
nacho99
How long before you see the apple logo and is the speed OK once you are up and running?
Apple logo takes about 36 seconds to show up, after that the computer takes 6-8 seconds from the logo to my home-screen. Once this is done I can load up Word, or software such as garageband within 2 seconds. So once it is up and running it's really quick.

Sounds like a time out issue like Tintin7 has mentioned.
Go into System Preferences » Startup Disk and select your new solid-state drive.
Thank you both, it worked! My computer loads up in literally 9 seconds!
#18
kester76
Not sure Snow Leopard supports Trim on 3rd Party SSDs (not apple stamped) out of the box. I think you need to run something like trim enabler. Unless you've got a 32bit cpu you shouldn't be running such an old OS.
I've just checked my processor and it is a intel core 2 duo, and according to this website I have a 64 bit. What is the highest OS I can install on this? Or in other words the best one? Thank you.
#19
Thank you all that responded, have a very good day!
#20
Usmaniac
shauneco
Install Windows
I have a separate computer for windows (I know you can run windows on this, but I haven't delved into it yet)

On a separate partition
#21
shauneco
Usmaniac
shauneco
Install Windows
I have a separate computer for windows (I know you can run windows on this, but I haven't delved into it yet)

On a separate partition
I might try it as I have practically no work on this.. Thank you.
#22
Usmaniac
kester76
Not sure Snow Leopard supports Trim on 3rd Party SSDs (not apple stamped) out of the box. I think you need to run something like trim enabler. Unless you've got a 32bit cpu you shouldn't be running such an old OS.
I've just checked my processor and it is a intel core 2 duo, and according to this website I have a 64 bit. What is the highest OS I can install on this? Or in other words the best one? Thank you.

I think 10.7.5

Sounds like you have the same machine as me. The CPU may be 64bit but there are firmware issues that stop it running the newer versions.

Bit crap really, but thats apple for you.
#23
#24
mas99
Usmaniac
kester76
Not sure Snow Leopard supports Trim on 3rd Party SSDs (not apple stamped) out of the box. I think you need to run something like trim enabler. Unless you've got a 32bit cpu you shouldn't be running such an old OS.
I've just checked my processor and it is a intel core 2 duo, and according to this website I have a 64 bit. What is the highest OS I can install on this? Or in other words the best one? Thank you.

I think 10.7.5

Sounds like you have the same machine as me. The CPU may be 64bit but there are firmware issues that stop it running the newer versions.

Bit crap really, but thats apple for you.
Thank you i'll try it.
#25
I'll go all the way up and work my way down to see which OS runs the best. Thank you.

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