6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2008 3:50 PM by Jeffrey Hughes
greene-r74 Level 1 (5 points)
I just got a brand new macbook pro today. Ordered it from Best Buy online, closest apple store is 200 miles away. First thing I did was swap in my 320 gig hard drive from my Mac Mini. Formatted it and reinstalled a clean version of the OS. I made a time machine backup and after the install I did the option to restore the backup.

Everything is actually working, all my apps are there, all my pics and music and ect. But it seems slower then the mini. Launching apps and booting up seems to take a while. I checked the system profiler and its still profiled for the mini although it shows all the hardware for the macbook. I'm new to mac. Just made the switch a few months ago. I've also been a pc Tech for 15 years so I'm not afraid to dig in, I just don't know where to dig.

I found that I had parallels booting in the startup and removed that. But I don't have any idea where else to look to see if something isn't running right. It seems like software or driver issues, or something else not hitting right.

Also is there an app that I can use to benchmark this machine just to see if this is all in my head or not?

Right now I'm downloading updates. So far my first impressions of this new MacBook. WOW what an awesome machine.

Also I took the original hard drive, formatted it and stuck it in the mini. The mini is sold so I cant put the original hard drive back in to see if there is an increase in performance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 2nd gen