3rd party SSD in Mac Mini: any freeze ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by macchiato2009, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    I have read that many people are experiencing system freezes (1-2 seconds) with a SSD on their MBP

    i was wondering if the issue also occurs on a Mac Mini with 3rd party SSD ?

  2. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

    Jun 16, 2009
    Never heard of such a thing. I also don't notice it with my Samsung 470.
  3. eutexian macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Mapperley, Nottingham UK
    I can't answer your question, but my immediate thought is that these things are an optional extra fitted when ordering a 2011 direct from the Apple store.. So, I would be asking what model Apple are supplying and then buying the same.. no doubt much cheaper from Amazon. (or similar)

    My guess is that just as the supplied HD in my mini is pretty generic, The optional SSD is equally so.
  4. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

    Jun 16, 2009
    The SSD that Apple uses is the Toshiba HG 2 with 43nm flash.
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Only issue I've heard like that at all is that old-firmware SSDs have wake-from-sleep delays or issues. Fixed with a firmware version released in that past year, though.
  6. sunnyj macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  7. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2009
    Calgary, Canada
    I'm using a Corsair SSD for a year now - never had any problem...
  8. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2011
    No issues with OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G, OWC Mercury Extreme Pro, OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS (2.15), OCZ Vertex 3 (2.15), and Samsung 830. In fact, on Mac mini server has pairs of the last three drive mentioned all currently connected and in use thanks to LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk. Gotta love Thunderbolt :D
  9. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    First I put a 160GB SSD in my MBP 17" but removed it once the MBP went to my wife. Since the it's working in a MacMini with Lion server on it. Love it.
  10. luxus13 macrumors newbie


    Jul 17, 2011
    I'm using a OZC Vertex 3 SSD for 6 month now - never had any problem...
    (Macmini 2011 and MPB 2011)
  11. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009
    The mac mini is a few motnhs old

    Therefore either you have an early 2011 model or a late 2010, so you are not affected by the problem ;)


    Ok thanks i'm gonna go for a OWC or a intel to be sure i won't have any issue

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