MacBook Pro and SSHD?

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  1. dr.devious macrumors regular

    dr.devious

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    I bought Seagates SSHD 1TB hybrid drive for my MacBook Pro. I cloned my old hard drive and tested it to ensure it was bootable, and it was. I installed it this morning in the MBP and I have noticed that now my available RAM drains in a matter of a few minutes after I boot the machine up. Any idea what would cause this?
     
  2. ks987 macrumors newbie

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    I'm also looking to purchase a SSHD 1TB for my MBP, can you let me know if this problem has been resolved?

    I don't know if you bought this, but this is the one I'm looking at buying: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Solid-Hybrid-2-5-Inch-ST1000LM014/dp/B00B99JUBQ/
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Most likely there is no relation to the harddrive. What is using all the ram?
     
  4. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    The hard drive should have no effect whatsoever. Try putting the old one back in and run it exactly the same.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    The only relationship between a hard drive and ram, is the memory uses the storage for swap files. It shouldn't, nor will it cause any decrease in ram.
     
  6. Graeme43, Mar 9, 2014
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    I just got one of these in my MacBook Pro and its awesome :D no more slow HD chugging from original 5400 drive

    ST1000LM014-1EJ164:

    Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)
    Model: ST1000LM014-1EJ164
    Revision: SM14
    Serial Number:
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Rotational Rate: 5400
    Medium Type: Rotational
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    EFI:
    Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk0s1
    Content: EFI
    Macintosh SSHD:
    Capacity: 999.21 GB (999,210,909,696 bytes)
    Available: 793.68 GB (793,682,034,688 bytes)
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Mount Point: /
    Content: Apple_HFS
    Volume UUID: 39C1B371-B244-39D2-AB38-62F962E09A09
    Recovery HD:
    Capacity: 784.2 MB (784,220,160 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Content: Apple_Boot
    Volume UUID: 050F9B5A-2751-3875-9B76-DE75200C3B13
     
  7. simonsi macrumors 601

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    The available RAM draining doesn't tell you where the issue is, posting what IS using the RAM will.

    Go to activity monitor, go to the Memory tab/page and click on the top of the memory usage column to sort by largest number at the top, then screenshot that and post it.
     
  8. Graeme43 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it actually affecting performance? My Mac Pro says memory used 9.99gb but memory pressure is like literally none :) says File cache 5.94gb, wired memory 934mb, app memory 3.11gb

    Its all being used good :D Unused ram is wasted ram
     
  9. dr.devious thread starter macrumors regular

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    It seems to have resolved itself within 24 hours of going in, could it have been Spotlight indexing or searching files on the new drive?
     
  10. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Quite possible, looking at the Activity Monitor would have shown you for sure...
     

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