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I Need a Drink

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Oct 14, 2013
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I installed a EVO 850 SSD in a Inateck FE2002 enclosure. This is a USB 3 enclosure. As soon as I hooked it up, before I even installed macOS on the drive, my Magic Mouse (Bluetooth) started stuttering and lagging. Everything was working fine before I hooked up the new drive. The mouse is about 2' away from the Mini. After I installed the OS and booted the drive, my mouse is still occasionally lagging and stuttering. Anyone have this problem and can it be solved?
 

jpietrzak8

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Feb 16, 2010
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As soon as I hooked it up, before I even installed macOS on the drive, my Magic Mouse (Bluetooth) started stuttering and lagging.

Yes! Radio interference between USB3 devices and Bluetooth devices on some Apple products is a known problem. I don't think there's a perfect fix, other than keeping the USB 3 devices as far away as possible. :(

Here's Apple's support page for the problem:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203729
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
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Some thoughts...

- Try the drive in a different USB port on the back of the Mini.

- Relocate the physical location of the drive to different locations to see if that affects mouse performance.

- Try a LONGER USB connecting cable from the Mini to the drive.

The idea is to move the source of the interference from the bluetooth receiver.
A short "relocation" may make a significant improvement.

Is the Inateck enclosure plastic?
You might also try a -metal- USB3 enclosure...
 
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