I have a 250Gb Samsung SSD 840 series with Trim support enabled installed on a mid-2009 13" Macbook pro running Snow Leopard (10.6.8, 2.26GHz, 8Gb of RAM) and I experience extremely slow startup after trying to repair my ssd with the disk utility.
My disk was starting to boot a bit slower than usually and There were permission errors that I fixed with the disk utility and then when I verified the disk I saw there were erros so I inserted my Snow Leopard installation DVD and tried to fix them (huge mistake)... The disk utility reported mistakes and said it could not fix the disk, I was afraid of losing my data because but I didn't lose anything.
However when I boot now there is a grey screen for around 30 seconds, then there is the loading progress bar and apple's logo and it takes more than 2 minutes to startup Besides I have no time machine backup because of some external hard drive problems I had recently.
Is there any way for me to fix it without formatting the disk? If I upgrade to Mountain Lion without formatting the drive will it fix the issue?