Anyone using SSD with mountain lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by MacOSXuser, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. MacOSXuser macrumors regular

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    I installed 10.8.2, and it felt like really sluggish, if I am watching youtube with safari, the problem is even worse. I tried buying a new SSD and see if SSD is the problem but it is not, the whole system seems sluggish. Is it just me experiencing this issue?
     
  2. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Here are some things that come to mind:

    Have you tried repairing permissions?

    When you installed the new SSD did you just restore your system from a backup or did you start with a fresh install? It could be that something in your old setup is causing problems.

    Check your RAM usage. After a restart, go to Activity Monitor and in the dropdown menu at the top choose All Processes, then under the System Memory tab at the bottom track your Page Outs under a normal workload. If it's high (approaching 1 GB or so) you might need more RAM.

    I have an SSD and 8 GB RAM on 10.8.2 and my system is very fast. I don't use Safari, as I have found Firefox to be more reliable. Many other users though have no issues with Safari.
     
  3. cheezeit macrumors 6502

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    I recently installed a SSD and it was slow on safari as well.... turns out the wifi connection was just slow ;) LOVE the SSD can't ever go back without one.
     
  4. colloc macrumors member

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    See whether:

    A. Safari opens up slowly, open new tabs slowly, close slowly, or
    B. Safari opens up fast, reacts fast, but WEB PAGES load slowly.

    If A then it's your SSD problem. If B then it's your internet problem. Try running a http://speedtest.net and let us know your connection speed
     
  5. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    I've been running Mountain Lion (10.8, 10.8.1, and now 10.8.2) on a Crucial M4 since July and haven't experienced any slowdowns.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 601

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    Crucial M4 here as well, for almost a year, and all is (very) well...
     
  7. ramram55 macrumors 6502

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    try this system preference > system > start up disk > your disk should be highlight otherwise click it and restart, see it helps to run faster.
     
  8. MacOSXuser thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, tried verify permission, nothing out of place.

    When I installed the SSD, I did a time machine restore.

    The RAM i have 4GB, which is plenty, always have close to 1GB left.

    I find it the sluggish happens when I am watching youtube at the same time, or just finished watching.

    Any remedy, suggestions?
     
  9. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Two ideas come to mind.

    Create a new user account and see if the sluggishness is there too. If not, it could be something about your old setup that is wonky since you restored from an old backup.

    The other thing would be to try a different browser like Chrome or Firefox and see if this solves your problem.
     
  10. MacOSXuser thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great idea, I will actually make a new partition on my existing hard drive, and install a fresh copy of ML, use it for a few days with Safari see if that changes anything.

    I used chrome/firefox before, is the same result (sluggishness)
     
  11. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    samsung 470, samsung 830, ocz vertex 4, all with no problems.
     

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