Cursor lag in Macbook post SSD installation

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phased, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. phased macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    so i'm running a 2009 MBP 17" and this week did the data doubler operation - new SSD and HDD to the optical drive bay. i cloned my HDD to the SSD before erasing and now using for multimedia.

    seemingly successful - OS and apps super zippy after moving to the SSD - but i have been noticing some cursor lag. it's definitely a glitch of sorts - it will freeze up for milliseconds at a time, often in a flutter. i can't really replicate the action, but it does tend to happen when i'm using chrome with multiple tabs. was never an issue on my 7200rpm HDD.

    i'm not really versed in activity monitor so i'm struggling to determine if anything is sucking my resources when it's happening. is this where i should be looking?

    FWIW, the computer does seem to be running a little hotter than before - the fans seem to be running more than they had before. istat also tells me that the CPU temp is reaching 80-82º.. i'm not sure what is was before.

    anyone else experience this? it's annoying enough now and i'm sure even more so when i'm back drafting! thanks for any help.
  2. phased thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    okay so i've deciphered that it may have less to do with the OS / SSD, and perhaps more to do with the mouse itself. when i am getting this flutter of lagging, i'm quickly switching to the trackpad and the problem is not there. it is safe enough to say the issue is with my mouse then?

    it's a logitech wireless m505, has a USB dongle running on 2.4ghz, which has completely issue-free since i bought it ~18 months ago.

    the location of my laptop is also now closer to my wireless router - could that be potentially interfering with the signal of the mouse?
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I had this issue with two of logitech 2.4 mice. It was interference with anything on that spectrum, even the microwave when on caused issues for me.

    After I contested Logitech and they sent me a replacement with the same issues. It's the mouse.
  4. phased thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    yeah it could very well be the mouse and the band it operates on but still doesn't really explain why it's only just now happening. never been an issue previously. unless of course this slight shift closer to the router has set off a problem..

    edit: fwiw, can't mimic the issue with the microwave on at ~4 metres away.
  5. angelvn macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2015
    Hi guys,
    I know this is an old topic, but the problem discussed in it is new to me. :oops:
    I just installed a Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD to my MacBook Pro 13" early 2011 2.7GHz i7 (the OS X version is 10.10.3 fresh install) and i have noticed that when i copy files or install applications my mouse starts lagging A LOT.
    The mouse I'm using is Apple Magic Mouse and i had no problems with it until now.

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