Consequences of hard reset on SSD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Blackfoot, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Blackfoot macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2008

    I'v been having the common issue that my MacBook Pro (2011 model) freezes while playing a game, as reported all over the place (links below). The only way out is with a hard-reset (holding down the power button until the computer shuts off). This was something I tried to avoid while having a disk-based hard drive due to potential data-corruption (among other), but what are the risks with an SSD-drive?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Theoretically there shouldn't be any risk, beyond the basic "data loss if currently writing to disk" problem. SSD's do not have heads to park like platter based drives do.
  3. Blackfoot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2008
    Well thanks for your quick response!
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Hard resets are never a good thing and it cannot be concluded that only the unwritten data will be lost. Who know what state the mac is in when you hard reset.

    That said you have to do what you have to do. I would stop using the game if it always leads to hard resets.
  5. Blackfoot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2008
    That's what I did, until I found out the crash didn't occur while playing in "windowed mode". But no matter, my 2-weeks old laptop has already suffered a dozen hard reset, thus my posting here.

    Besides, I don't support the idea of paying $2k5 for a laptop I can't use to its full extent. Hopefully Apple will fix this rapidly with some sort of firmware upgrade...

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