17" uMBP - Do you have beachball issues with 3rd party HDD/SSD drives?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macinla, Sep 4, 2009.

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I have a 17" uMBP Pro and...

Poll closed Oct 4, 2009.
  1. Running stock HDD/SSD with NO issues

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. Running stock HDD/SSD and HAVE 'beachball' issues

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. Replaced the stock drive with a 3rd party HDD/SSD and have NO 'beachball' issues

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Replaced the stock drive with a 3rd party HDD/SSD and have 'beachball' issues

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. macinla macrumors newbie

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    I don't mean to create a redundant thread for this issue (documented here), but from what I can tell, 13" and 15" uMBP users now have a solution to the 'beachball' issue that plagued those machines - downgrade to EFI 1.6. Ok, so SATA will 'only' run at 1.5 instead of 3.0, but no beachball issues.

    Now, what about uMBP 17" owners?

    If you have a uMBP 17" and you replaced the stock harddrive with another harddrive or a SSD, have you experienced any 'beachball' issues?

    For lack of better definition, 'Beachball issue' would be the computer freezing for some period of time (10-30 sec) now and then.
     
  2. aleni macrumors 68020

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    umbp17 with corsair ssd, sometimes spotlight lags and when i write something, it's stuttering. sometimes beachball occured as well, but very rarely.
     
  3. macinla thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. neilhart macrumors 6502

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