How to properly install Crucial M4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AppleGoat, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    No doubt I've inundated this forum with tales of M4 trouble in my '11 13-inch MBP. Before I declare it defective, I want to try one last time to properly install it. It performs well for stretches of time before random 20-30 second beach ball interruptions. The benchmarks are good and all the symptoms I experience, others had once experienced before Firmware 0002. I checked System Profiler and it recognizes the latest firmware.

    One of the Crucial customer service reps I spoke to, told me to reformat the drive then let it idle for 4-5 hours before installing the OS. How exactly should I go about this? Zero out the partition, then create a new one? Which is what I've done. Once I install OS X, I have to update to the latest version, 10.6.6 -> 10.6.8. Could somebody jot down a list of things to do for mildly retarded individual? I would greatly appreciate that. Thanks!
     
  2. MKang25 macrumors regular

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    Are you sure that its not your Sata Connection thats faulty, if you have any other SSDs you should try those. I installed firmware 2 and didn't reformat it or anything and it worked fine. From the posts that I've seen it seems like you may have a defective SSD or a faulty Sata Coneector.
     
  3. AppleGoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not too sure about that. The problems I'm experiencing are exactly what others have dealt with until software/firmware fixes. It leads me to the conclusion that it may be me. The drive seems awfully sensitive to software conditions.
     

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