Bare Feats conducts a comparison
& Greene's Speed Startup and
Moini's Startup Doubler.
© 1999 Rob Art Morgan, editor of BARE FEATS
With all the testing
(and crashing) I do, Restarts are a way of MacLife. Therefore I
was quite curious about the two Startup "speeder uppers."
The time savings is significant.
Over a period of many restarts, the time savings really adds up.
Test Configuration &
feats main page
- Testbed was a Power Mac 7500 with
PowerLogix G3/275/275 Upgrade. Startup drive was an "old" Fireball
1 gig drive. MacOS was 8.6 with standard set of
- Timing method: I used a stopwatch to
clock from the appearance of the "little Mac" until the hard drive
icon appeared on the desktop. (Speed Startup has a savings
measuring option. It measured a 28 second savings but I don't see
how it arrived at that figure.)
- One "trick" used by Speed Startup is
to bypass Apple's memory test at Startup. You can do this without
special software by holding the Command and Option keys down when
selecting the Memory Control Panel. A fourth memory option
magically appears allowing you to turn memory startup test
- For more information on these two
products or to try them out, visit these web sites:
Casady & Greene's Speed
Marc Moini's Startup
© 1999 Rob Art Morgan, editor of
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