Beach ball after every click! Bad hard drive cable?

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  1. Iconic24, Jan 22, 2015
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    Iconic24 macrumors newbie

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    So a few days ago my MBP suddenly had a beach ball problem where after every click it would go to the beach ball for 30+ seconds. Shut downs and start ups also took ridiculously long.

    Once I removed the SSD and placed it into an external USB hard drive enclosure, everything went back to normal. No more beach balls!!! Do I just need a new hard drive cable or is this problem caused by something else?

    Edit* Before moving the SSD to my external enclosure, I tried to reinstall OSX with the SSD still in it's original internal bay and it said it was going to take 4000+ hours to finish the install
     
  2. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    Im not sure, try testing it with a new cable and if the problem persists its the hard drive. Nice knowing people using SSD instead of HDD. :cool:
     
  3. Iconic24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If it was a hard drive problem though, wouldn't I still have the beach ball problem when I moved the SSD to the external usb enclosure?
     
  4. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    Good point. I think it may be a hard drive problem.
     
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  7. Iconic24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wanted to get some other opinions before I spend $30 on a cable lol
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    IMHO (and going by a lot of other similar threads) the cable is a simple thing to try. Could help, and cheaper than any other piece of hardware.
    (that's 3 opinions at once, by my count :D )

    Try the cable...
     

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