I have a mac mini (Late 2012) 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 Go 1333 MHz DDR3 with bluetooth keyboard and trackpad.

Since I upgraded to El Capitan many tasks are incredibly slower than before. For example, the boot time before I get the login prompt is 80 seconds.

Then, once I entered the password it takes 90 additional seconds before the Finder is stable (without the colored wheel popping on and off)

Then when I click on Safari, it takes Safari 23 seconds before I can actually type in the address bar. Note that after that even if I quit Safari, it will restart in a second. So I'm measuring here the first start after boot.

Total: That's more than 3 minutes before I crawl the web which takes me back to the first imac with macOS 9 ages. (Joke: Was it a preliminary information that macOS days are coming back?)

Seriously, I wonder if it's related to my machine or to El Capitan. Could you answer how long are these timings in your configuration so that I can compare?

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    It's most likely the old HD. I'd recommend you get an SSD. – At0mic Oct 23 '16 at 19:40
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    Asking like that (especially better benchmark results will be frustrating for you) won't help you with your potential problem. Better add error messages or log entries. Or share an etrecheck report. BTW: Early 2011 MBP 2.7 i7, 4 GB, 500 GB non-Apple SSD: 17 sec > login prompt; 10 seconds with some login times > Finder; 1 second Safari > apple.stackexchange.com. – klanomath Oct 23 '16 at 20:16

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