Apple Releases Performance Update 1.0 to Address Hard Drive Stalls

Amdahl

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Jul 28, 2004
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http://support.apple.com/kb/DL947

This update addresses intermittent hard drive-related stalls reported by a small number of customers.

Products Affected
MacBook Air (Mid 2009), MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009), MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009), MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009), iMac (20-inch, Mid 2009), MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009), MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009), MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009), MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008), MacBook Air (Late 2008), MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008), iMac (24-inch, Early 2009), iMac (20-inch, Early 2009), Mac mini (Early 2009)
So, since you whiners whined, here's one of your fixes... Happy?
 

MacModMachine

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Apr 3, 2009
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Apple releases "Performance Update" to fix harddrive stall's

anyone try it out,

seems to be working well for me on my 15" mbp
 

melllvar

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Oct 28, 2007
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Lost 5 points in xbench disk test. Hope there wont be any more performance updates or there won't be any left pretty soon :eek:
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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Wow! This update doubled the speed of my computer!

Oh wait, no it didn't.

Nothing at all has changed as usual.
 

maxsquared

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Jun 27, 2009
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Didn't think there is any difference, from the models this supporting, might be a nVidia driver update, and maybe finally apple fixed random drive freeze problem.
 

uv23

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Nov 16, 2003
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Calgary, AB
At work right now. Does anyone know if this update is also available for Leopard? Tons of us are having freezing issues while using QuickTime, and I'm hoping this is the solution.
 

thejadedmonkey

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May 28, 2005
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Is it? Has anybody seen any difference whatsoever? I didn't get any HDD pauses to begin with.
Sorry, let me change that. It looks like an update concerning the nVidia chipset, since it looks like it targets all mac's using the nVidia chipset, and only the macs using that chipset.
 

b0rg

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Oct 5, 2009
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At work right now. Does anyone know if this update is also available for Leopard? Tons of us are having freezing issues while using QuickTime, and I'm hoping this is the solution.
Also Leopard:

Performance Update 1.0 (Leopard)
This update addresses intermittent hard drive-related stalls reported by a small number of customers.
October 14, 2009 - 322KB

http://support.apple.com/downloads/
 

iLog.Genius

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Feb 24, 2009
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Boo. Thought it was an all-around update but it's only for those with HDD problems. Didn't they already fix this with the .1 update?

Anyways, hopefully .2 update does an all around update (but will most likely be a .3 or .4)
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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Only thing I've noticed is that my CPU activity seems to have dropped a fair bit. With Safari, Mail and NNW running AND screen sharing into the computer iStat menus is showing barely any CPU activity happening. Seems cooler too.
 
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