filevault 2 causes dramatic slow down in boot time (256GB SSD)

  • Posted: 21 September 2013 10:46 PM

    Folks,

    I have a Samsung SSD that has always booted quickly until I turned on filevault 2. I knew that filevault could cause some things to be a bit slower, but didn’t expect my boot time to go from roughly 40 secs to somewhere around 5 - 6 mins. Is this to be expected? Is there something I can do to get my boot time back to under a minute and keep filevault enabled?

         
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    Posted: 02 October 2013 10:07 AM #1

    Wow, no, that’s not something I’ve ever experienced. I’m guessing it’s related to the CPU in that particular Mac than it is the SSD. What kind of Mac is it?

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  • Posted: 09 October 2013 11:52 PM #2

    Dave Hamilton - 02 October 2013 10:07 AM

    Wow, no, that’s not something I’ve ever experienced. I’m guessing it’s related to the CPU in that particular Mac than it is the SSD. What kind of Mac is it?

    It’s a late 2011 17” Macbook Pro 2.4GHz i7 with an aftermarket 256GB Samsung SSD.