Kingston Hyper-x 120gb SSD in 15" early 2011 macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paul117, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. paul117 macrumors regular

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    hey guys,

    i have a macbook pro with a 120gb kingston hyperx sata 3 ssd in it and afew days ago i updated the firmware on it, since then my laptop has had nothing but issues, first it was lagging under mountain lion DP3 figureing it was the SSD i transfered my install over to the original hdd and the problem was still there.... within afew hours it had gotten worse, i was watching a video with my apple earbuds in and it was working fine (except i had no control over screen brightness keyboard lights and sound through the keyboard) when i finished the video i unplugged the ear buds but i had no sound, the little red light was on inside the audio port so i plugged my earbuds in and unplugged them again and nothing happend... thinking this was the OS playing up i reinstalled snow leopard fresh onto my SSD, audio worked fine and the os seemed to run fine but i didnt leave snow leopard on it long enough to properly test it, i upgraded directly to Mountain lion DP3 and restored my data through migration assistent, suddenly sound stopped working and the SSD was lagging again, so i wiped the SSD completly and installed Lion through internet recovery, after the install of lion i found i still had no audio... this time the light inside the audio port was off in sound settings it said for output it was digital optical out, through migration assistent i also restored my user account and i was still having the lagging issue so i installed a seagate momentus XT into it as it was my only other spare and the install went fine everything was fast (i restored no data on it) but i had no sound, i figured that the lagging was caused by my user profile so on the SSD i reinstalled snow leopard fresh again and ths time i got sound working through an external speaker... when i unplugged it sound was perfect through the internal speakers, so i reinstalled lion again and sound was working great... instead of restoring my data through migration assistent i simply copied what i needed off my backup, everything was running great but then it started to slow down and lag again, so i transfered my setup using disk utility over to the Momentus XT and i have been running on it since without an issue, no lag no sound problems just perfect, i thought the ssd was the issue but when i put it into my pc and installed windows 7 fresh on it, it was running fast very fast i had never seen it go so fast before which has confused me.

    so i am wandering... could the issue be caused by my laptop or the SSD?

    P.S very sorry for any bad spelling or grammar.
     
  2. ken94538 macrumors member

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    Apple did this intentionally, so people have to pay Apple tax. Buy Apple SSD and you will have no problem.
     
  3. paul117 thread starter macrumors regular

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    if this is the case then y am i only experenceing problems now? ive had this SSD running my laptop since September last year.
     
  4. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Don't believe a word from him. I guess your local Fry manager told you this?
     
  5. paul117 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so does anyone have any ideas reguarding this issue?
     

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