Is ElCap running slow, spinning wheels on my MBP

mortenjensen

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 19, 2012
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Hi all,
I just did a clean install on a secondary SSD I have in my 2011 MBH ivy bridge. Yosemite is running beautifully on my primary drive - and wanted to test and see how ElCap works before taking the plunge on my main drive. Here is what I experience: tons of spinning wheels, like just now, when I type this post and want to edit, I get a spinning wheel when hitting delete.
My read/write speed with black magic disk test is 500 MB/s, that should be fine.

What can cause this?
- Does ElCap need some hours to index the whole thing for Spotlight?
- Can it be a problem that it is running from the secondary bay, the DVD-bay?
- Also: I turned off FileVault encryption due to this site, but it does not seem to have improved the case that much.http://elcapitanslow.com
- I also turned on trimming with Candori: https://www.cindori.org/safely-enable-trim-on-yosemite-and-el-capitan/ - that helped a bit.

Will it get better or is ivy bridge MBP too slow for ElCap?

Morten
 

simonsi

macrumors 601
Jan 3, 2014
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Who knows - just look in Activity Monitor and actually see what you CPU is doing, far better than anyone guessing.
 

mortenjensen

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 19, 2012
222
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kernel-task is running 33-43% - would that be a proces running for a while since it is a fresh installation and Spotlight needs to perform some scanning?
 
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