Hibernation mode corrupts SSD and forces reformat

thomasdr

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Jul 27, 2010
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Last month I removed my super drive from my MBP i7 and replaced it with an SSD using the New Modus caddy. This was done so I could place a 1TB Scorpio Blue in the HDD bay. Last night, I left my computer on, and I must have accidentally pulled out the power cord. When I tried to wake it, nothing happened, so I reattached the magsafe and, low and behold, OSX would not load. I restarted with the same result - the grey and black startup wheel spins continuously (not the rainbow beachball) and the OS wont load. In response I attached my external superdrive and ran disk utilities on the SSD drive, which contains the OS. Apparently, the drive is corrupt and cannot be repaired. Disk utilities displays a “B-tree” error and recommends that I reformat the drive after removing any files that I am able to.

To anyone out there that may be able to help, is there anyway that I can repair my SSD without reformatting? I thought about swapping my HDD from my old MBP for the Scorpio Blue drive and selecting it as the start up drive so I could try to transfer files, but its not a S-ATA connection. Would Disk Warrior or something similar be more effective at repairing the drive than Apple Disk Utility? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

thomasdr

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Jul 27, 2010
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Well, I picked up Diskwarrior and it failed to boot as the startup disk. I thought it was because I was using an external superdrive, but it still failed when I reinstalled the superdrive in the optical bay and tried to boot from there. My guess is that it doesn't work with SSD or possibly OSX 6.4. Out of options, I ended up erasing and reinstalling the OS. Sucks.
 

davidlv

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Apr 5, 2009
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Well, I picked up Diskwarrior and it failed to boot as the startup disk. I thought it was because I was using an external superdrive, but it still failed when I reinstalled the superdrive in the optical bay and tried to boot from there. My guess is that it doesn't work with SSD or possibly OSX 6.4. Out of options, I ended up erasing and reinstalling the OS. Sucks.
Well, it's too late now, but you could have tried copying the DW application to an external HD drive and booting/running DW from there on the internal SSD. The DW DVD will not boot the latest MBPs, see the DW HP for details.
I don't know the command to do it, but I think I saw somewhere that you can disable the hibernation function and use a "normal" sleep state. Have to search for that on Google or MRoogle. Sorry, I don't know more about that, or even if it will solve your issue.
 
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