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when i have just my SSD connected computer boots in 5 seconds not includeing bios post ect ect... but when i hook up my 500 gb hdd for my music and moves my boot time icreases to around 35 seconds. im wondering if anyone knows why

BOOT LOADER: Chimera
OSX VERSION: 10.8.2
SYSTEM DEF: IMac 12,2
MB: GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3
BIOS: F8 /w DSDT
CPU: i5 2400
RAM: 12 GB
GRAPHICS: Saphire 6850
SSD: Corsair Force Gt Sata 3
HDD: Segate Bargain Barrel Sata 2

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It might be that the external HDD is not OK (check it with the manufacturer provided tools, just to be sure). BTW, what is the file system on the external HDD?

IMO 5 or 35 sec. is not a huge difference, like between 5 sec. and 3 minutes for instance.

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its not external its an internal hard drive and it is formated as Mac OSX Journaled And has Nothing On it i plan to use it for music and movies im preaty sure the drive is fine because it used to be my os drive till i got the ssd

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its not external its an internal

OK, sorry. :)

im preaty sure the drive is fine because it used to be my os drive till i got the ssd

Well, the fact that it has been used previously, doesn't necessary indicate that it's OK. I'd recommend checking it. You can also try to connect a different drive and see how it goes. If the same story, than it's probably has something to do with the OS X itself, rather then with the hardware.

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yea smart is reporting good but good idea i will hook up my big 1.5tb instead when i get home from work and see what happens

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so i tried 2 other drives and them same symptom when ssd drive is the only drive 4-5 second boot any other drive connected 30+ seconds its not a big deal cause i rarley power down just sleep but if there is a fix i wouldnt mind doing it





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