Mac crashed to flashing question mark folder

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by HappyHammer7, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. HappyHammer7 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    i was using my Mac mini 2012 with Yosemite installed. I was streaming using air play to my speakers and I went to open Safari and it was stuck on a beach all. I left it for a minute then the Mac crashed and restarted. Upon restarting, I was greeted by a flashing folder with a question mark. I then did a hard reset and managed to boot back into the Mac no problem.

    I installed a crucial 512gb SSD a month ago and not had any problems before. Disk utility shows the drive is verified and I done a verify disk check and everything came back fine.

    anyone know what could of potentislly caused this? My first concern was the starting signs of a ssd failure but it seems to be working ok again

    Mac mini, OS X Yosemite (10.10), Running Yosemite
     
  2. marclondon macrumors regular

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    I doubt it's a hardware problem - more likely to be a software glitch. I've also put a 512GB Crucial SSD in a 2012 quad Mini and have been using Crucial SSDs in other Macs for some four years and there''s never been an unrecoverable issue.

    I bought Diskwarrior awhile ago - I think it's still important to have a non-Apple utility although Apple's maintenance regime has got much better. Diskwarrior has usually sorted any boot problems for me.

    M.
     
  3. nollimac macrumors regular

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    Apple designed Yosemite to not be compatible with third party SSD. I had issues with the right side of the menu bar items with Samsung 840 Pro...see here
     
  4. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it. I've got Yosemite running on a Mac Pro, a MacBook Pro and two minis that I am taking out of service, all 2012 models. Yosemite seems to be doing well on each machine. All of the boot drives are Crucial 960GB M500 SSDs running without TRIM.
     
  5. nollimac macrumors regular

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    That's interesting...I wondered why you're taking the Minis out-of-service! At least in my case, I shared screen with Apple's enterprise support team to let them see the issues I had and who commented kernel panic. I also called Samsung support that claimed Apple won't give them Yosemite's driver info...the finger pointing game.

    I went to Mavericks/Server again...no issues.
     
  6. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    I am pretty sure it is a bad hard drive cable.
     
  7. nollimac macrumors regular

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    Not in my case...the 2012 Mini works great with Mavericks for a year now...so you might be referring to the OP...then, I doubt that also...what he described relates to the TRIM enabler issue that I provided in the link.
     
  8. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    I was replying to op. Notice I replied to the thread, not quoted your post.
     

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