SSD Intel spinning wheel with mac mini ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by macchiato2009, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Hi

    Has someone experienced spinning wheel with a SSD Intel postville in a mac mini ?

    just upgraded my stock HD to a SSD in the late 2009 mac mini

    i've been using it for a week without any problem

    but spinning wheel just started to appear today while using Firefox...


    strange

    is the SSD defective or is it due to Firefox ?

    thx
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Aug 23, 2007
    #2
    What kind of Mac Mini?

    Edit: Yea, sorry. My flu is killing me :eek:

    Honestly, I stopped using Firefox a while ago due to its memory problems. Unless you have some extensions you can't live without, try running Chrome for a while.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I doubt its Firefox, unless you've like 40 tabs open and you're low on available RAM. You should check to see how much RAM each application is using by using the Activity tool. Currently, my Firefox is using 338MB of RAM while having 10 tabs open (16 threads). I've 2GB of RAM...no beach balls and I also have Mail and Safari open.

    Did this happen before the SSD install?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    drummerlondonw3

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    #4
    ^^ I agree

    also when I first got the intel ssd I found I had to reset the pram a couple of times in the first week just to get everything running sweetly.

    Dont know why that would have happened but its worth a try as it only takes 2 mins
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it's the late 2009 mac mini

    i have upgraded the HD directly to a SSD

    so i cannot tell if this happened before

    that's weird because, i've been using it without any problem for a week

    it just appeared
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #6

    the option-apple-P-R thing ?
     

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