Anyone has problem install MacOS on SSD in the uMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zsnow, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. zsnow macrumors regular

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    Try to install a falcon 128G to my new uMBP. the drive install just fine and i managed to update the firmware. But i have random freeze issue when installing macos 10.5.7. Sometimes it can go little further but never success. i tried both refresh install and restore from time machine backup. They all have random freeze. I'm not sure it's the drive issue.
    Anyone have familiar issue before?
     
  2. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD and install was a breeze. No problems so far:)
     
  3. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Cheaper SSDs have issues with "stuttering" when you can get random pause up to a few seconds. There are almost always drives that use a controller made by JMicron. I'm not familiar with Falcon but I suspect this is the problem. I've used SSDs by Samsung and Intel and they have no issues like this. Do a google search on "SSD stuttering" and you see why the problem is occuring (basically terrible hardware design).
     
  4. zsnow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finally managed to install macos back from time machine... thanks GOD.
    looks most people experiencing the same problem to install macos on the new uMBP 13'. I suspect it's the new 1.5gigabit downgrade.
     
  5. maxb macrumors member

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    I'm using OCZ Vertex and I cannot install osx because it's freezing during the install process...

    very frustating, I think I'll try to downgrade the vertex firmware to see if it helps
     
  6. MGLXP macrumors regular

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    What MacBook Pro are you using?
     
  7. maxb macrumors member

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    new 13 inch 2.53 model
     
  8. syqwin macrumors newbie

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    Hi~ I'm using Silicon Power 128G SSD, a really cheap one with low performance.

    I got the random freeze problem too.

    Here are my suggestion, turn off the Sudden Motion Sensor.

    After this, you may still have the random freeze problem, but it is much better than before.

    Another suggestion~your next SSD should be OCZ/Intel/Samsung or pre-installed from Apple. never consider others.
     

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