Mac Pro slow despite running on a SSD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dtdyer01, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. dtdyer01 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Great specs
    Processor Intel i7 3770 3.5GHz Processor
    RAM Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600MHz RAM
    Hard Drives ADATA 120GB S510 SSD & 1TB Western Digital 7200rpm Drive
    Optical Drive Samsung DVD-RW Drive
    Graphics Card Nvidia G210 Graphics Card (Supports Dual Monitors)
    Motherboard Gigaboard Motherboard
    Connectivity Apple Extreme Airport, 2x FW800, 3x FW400, 6x USB 2.0, 3x USB 3.0, Bluetooth

    OSx Lion runs sort of fine. It had Final Cut Pro X and CS6 all pre installed.
    When I first used it, it was super fast. Boot up in 10-15 seconds, apps loaded almost instant. It was great.

    Later that day I used Final Cut Pro X 10.0 to do some complex video editing. The back ground rendering was on. The whole system came to a complete freeze. I had to hold the power button.

    When I rebooted the OSX took about 1 min to load. Also all apps took a while to load and its now visibly slower consistently.

    I have deleted all the cache, the OSX and the apps are all installed on the ssd and there is 76GB free space. There is 12GB available Ram out of the 16GB

    Also I do have a time machine backup from when it was running fast. However I have no idea how to bring the whole system back to this state.
    Only know how to bring folders/apps etc. not the whole system.

    By the way. This also happened to my MacBook Pro 13" 2011. The moment I did something with Final Cut Pro, I expected the mac to struggle as the specs were not great, but ever since, the whole mac has been awful

    any ideas
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    That isn't a Mac Pro. "Hack Pro". Too many possibilities to get a users hackintosh working again. If you got it working the first time I am sure you can figure it out. Unless you wrote down i7 and 3.5GHz in error. Xeon is all that is used (no i7) and 3.33GHz 6-core was the fastest clock so far.
  3. DJenkins macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Could be a TRIM problem. Once an ssd is full, even after you delete some files it will still act sluggish. Not sure if it helps to enable trim after the fact though, and you should do a search to see if your model ssd can benefit from this feature. Also is good for hackintosh specific problems.
  4. GermanyChris macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
  5. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2008
    Your problem is it's an ADATA SSD. ADATA use sub-standard Intel SSD chips in their components, that don't run as expected. Don't ever expect this drive to be reliable.

    You can get a decent Intel drive for stupidly low prices these days, avoid ADATA.

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