Installed SSD, Mac Lagging

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  1. bbtanner macrumors newbie

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    Specs

    - Have MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
    - New SSD

    What Happened

    Went to an authorized Apple retailer to install an SSD.

    They migrated my information from the old hard drive and it seemed to work pretty fast, but would lag a bit.
    I've been meaning to restore my Mac, so I restored the Mac, reformatted the hard drive and did a fresh install of Lion (Internet recovery) and then upgraded to Seirra (10.12.5).

    I enabled trim(via terminal) and checked that it is enabled in System Information.

    Problem
    My Mac is freezing every few seconds, even typing this, it froze at times.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Issue is the HDD cable. High failure rate on your model. There's a silent repair program for them with Apple. Go to an Apple Store/AASP and they'll replace the HDD cable free of charge.
     
  3. bbtanner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they checked the cable (since I've been there more than once for the burnt cable) and said it was fine...
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Unlikely to be anything else if it's lagging with an SSD & fresh OS install. Apple's diagnostic software has rarely been held in high esteem.

    Best explain what's happening and take it back. I'd be extremely surprised if a new cable didn't fix the issue.

    EDIT: just to confirm, you have tried a PRAM & SMC reset? If not, definitely do that.
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68020

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  6. bbtanner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did, not. Will do, I'll update thanks
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    If you just made the change, it may need a few days to re-index everything.
     
  8. bbtanner, Jun 7, 2017
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    bbtanner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Resetting PRAM and SMC doesnt seem to have helped, my Mac has frozen 5 times typing this sentence.

    @jerryk I've reformatted my Mac a few times before and have never anything like this.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 7, 2017 ---
    Edit: Do want to add that my Mac does seem to be running faster after PRAM and SMC (the computer didn't freeze while trying this sentence.).

    *My Mac is still slow, just faster than before
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    As suggested above, you need to replace the SATA cable.
     
  10. Audit13 macrumors 65816

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    I have done fresh installs to a mid-2010, late 2011, and mid-2012. None of these 13" Macbook pros never experienced a slow down, during or after installation.

    What is the link speed?
     
  11. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Days? I have never seen a computer take more than an hour or so to Spotlight index an SSD
     
  12. bbtanner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seems to have been an external hard drive that was plugged in. Mac was indexing it
     
  13. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    People are reporting longer times with Sierra. Also waiting a few days ensure hours of up time since machines go to sleep (or are put to sleep).
     
  14. bbtanner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wanted to thank everyone for their help. Replaced the HDD cable, solved the problem.
     

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