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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:33 pm    Post subject: New mac mini owner Reply with quote

Ok i just purchased a new intel 2.4 ghz mac mini i am really enjoying the mini however im not enjoying the load time what gives it took the mini 20 minutes to boot and 30 minutes to update is there anyway to speed this up???
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20 mins to boot? :EEK: Something's wrong there? How much RAM is your mini showing?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evil or Very Mad 20 mins is a shocking, might be some serious issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try booting again see if it is faster. also run xbench it is a free download



http://www.xbench.com/



results for minis are below

http://db.xbench.com/



http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc1=504660

a score for a base 2.4 with 4gb ram


http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/

also down load geek bench use the free 32 bit version


http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/search?q=mac+mini


geekbench is 3200 to 3300 in 32 bit for your machine
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: New mac mini owner - 20 Minute Boot Time Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
Ok i just purchased a new intel 2.4 ghz mac mini i am really enjoying the mini however im not enjoying the load time what gives it took the mini 20 minutes to boot and 30 minutes to update is there anyway to speed this up???
20 minutes to boot. Somethings wrong. Return it and complain. Mine boots in under a minute for my VelociRaptor and under two minutes for a 7200 RPM disc.

Depending on the size of the update it would be very rare to need 30 minutes to complete an update but not impossible. I always use 123macmini's Updater Download link for my updates. Its not as buggy and faster.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac Man, I have the 2010 Mac Mini, I read your post. I shut mine down, and restarted from shutdown to be able to click on the Firefox browser about 45 seconds. I grant you that I have 8 gb ram and a WB Black 500 gb Hd 7200 speed, double that for stock if you want, still 90 sec. Run don't walk, run back to the store.
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