Clone HD causing slow down?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jimbob200521, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. jimbob200521 macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2016
    I'll try to keep it brief. I had a 60gb Mushkin SSD in my Macbook White Unibody but I found myself wanting more space. So I bought a Kingston 120gb SSD to replace it with. So, rather than reinstall everything and start fresh, I did the following procedure.

    -Hooked up external HD
    -Cloned SSD to HD to boot off of
    -Booted from USB HD (not SSD)
    -Once booted, created an image (via superduper) to the external HD of the previous internal SSD
    -Shut down, installed new SSD
    -Booted once again from the external HD
    -Formatted & restored image to new SSD

    Now it seems with this new SSD my Mac is using more CPU & memory than before. Is this just me or is there something in OSX El Capitan than doesn't play well with cloned/imaged SSD's to new SSD's? Thanks for the help guys!
  2. IowaLynn macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2015
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Translation: Spotlight is rebuilding it's search database (reindexing the drive) which will impact cpu and memory performance for a while until it's finished up.
  4. jimbob200521 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2016
    That was the first thing I thought of so I disabled Spotlight (had it disabled on the previous setup, as well). I just never use it.

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