Failing HDD or what??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bicape, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. bicape macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So my MacBook Pro has been acting very funky the past few days. It started on Wednesday where it was functioning extremely slowly. Thinking it needed an update, I updated to 10.10.2, and its estimated time started at 12 minutes yet took almost 3 hours to complete.
    Everything has been functioning slow. I reset PRAM and SMC with no luck and performed a SMART test of my HDD and it passed. I am considering reinstalling OS X but I think that will just take forever with no luck.
    I am currently moving 300 MB of files from one folder to another on my HDD and its taking upwards of 15+ minutes.

    Is is my HDD or RAM? Anyone know how to diagnose this?

    Thanks
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    If it's RAM failure it wouldn't even boot (most of the time).

    Your HDD is dying.

    Take this opportunity to get an SSD.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Run the Disk Utility to see if it comes up with any errors.

    As yjchua95 posted ram failure usually means no boot up, or a sudden crash. Hard drives can be a slower more painful death.
     

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