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What's the fastest possible boot time for Mac OS X?

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Sep 16, 2012 8:50 PM

I'm just curious as to the fastest possible boot time Mac OS X is even capable of. I have a early 2011 17" MacBook Pro with an Apple SSD, i7 2.2Ghz Quad Core CPU, and 16GB RAM and I get about 13-16 seconds boot time (however I also do have it automatically reopen my programs, but that doesn't really affect the boot time that much I have noticed). I have been thinking about upgrading my SSD to an Intel 520 series 480GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167087) because I only have the 128GB SSD, and I am quickly running out of space, in addition the read/write speeds are at least double, maybe even triple that of the Apple SSD (assuming the intel performs what it states).

 

So in basic theory an SSD that can read 2-3 times faster should boot 2-3 times faster, however I know that is not the case, but would I be able to boot in under 10 seconds even? Or does Mac OS X boot about as fast as possible? Also would having two of these SSDs raided together do anything for speeds?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), 2.2GHZ Intel Core i7

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