Calling all 1TB Touchbar MBP owners. Beach Ball Lag?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NovemberWhiskey, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. NovemberWhiskey, Apr 10, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2017

    NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    Any other 1TB Touchbar owners experiencing lag on their machines? Particularly in Safari when typing in the address bar, clicking on your favorites bar, switching between tabs...

    I get considerable lag. 3-4 seconds delay before text is input, or the action completes (switching tabs, opening a new page), where the beachball pops up and spins.

    I had this happen on 2 1TB machines, but not on any other configurations. Both are refurbs, so I don't know if that is a factor.

    Both were fine in the first few days, but started having the problem after 1 week.
  2. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    Are you on the latest version of Sierra and Safari?

    I have a 2.7GHz 512 SSD and I'm not getting any lag from those areas you mentioned, the only place I'm getting the beach ball is when watching videos. I can't figure it out because some HD video on you tube will play perfectly in 1080 but others will start playing and then the cursor will all of a sudden turn into the spinning beach ball and it freezes up safari, I can't use the esc key, I can't use the cursor at all, the only thing I can do is close the laptop, wait 5-8 seconds open the lid and the video will start playing again and the cursor re-appears. This has happened about 6 or 8 times and I can't figure out why. Is it because the internal processor is slow? or is it a software update needed?

    I'm in the latest Sierra 10.12.4 and Safari 10.1
  3. NovemberWhiskey thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    Yes. I am up to date.

    Maybe it is software if you are experiencing it too. You don't get it when switching tabs, typing in the address bar, or clicking on your favorites bar?
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    2013 late-2013 rMBP 2.6GHz/16GB/1TB. Zero lag, no issues whatsoever. Ever.
  5. 50calty macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2016
    Only time I've seen the beach ball is running files in Adobe Creative Cloud, but those are large files. Everything else is super fast.
  6. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    Right, I don't get it doing any of that.
  7. Codybby1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2016
    1TB / 460 machine here and I get random lag at times, mostly related to safari.
  8. NovemberWhiskey thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    Beach ball?
  9. Codybby1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2016
    It normally makes an appearance but not always.
  10. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
    I had some beach balls in Safari early on, much less frequently now. But I rarely restart it, maybe once every couple weeks. When I get one I close the active tab and reopen it from history, and that's usually it. (Once I found a webpage that it just wouldn't deal with.) Don't think the configuration is likely to matter in this, but I have the 2.7 512 455.
  11. Boneheadxan macrumors regular


    Jul 19, 2009
    1TB:460:2.9GHz machine here. I haven't noticed any lag in the situations that you've mentioned. I sometimes get scrolling lag on content heavy pages until a page fully loads in Safari (I get this on the 12" rMB as well) and a tiny lag sometimes when switching between apps.
  12. darkmaxdevil macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
  13. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
    Safari keychain when used with iCloud lags all the time for me. Has to be something to do with the Touch ID functionality.
  14. reco macrumors newbie


    Jul 26, 2017
    mac book pro touch 1TB 16GB RAM even with 10.12.6 still beach ball. i guess this depends how big your chain is. i have 1984 items in the icloud keychain.

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