Macbook Pro Late 2011 with SSD Randomly Freezing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cpfoxhunt, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Cpfoxhunt macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2013

    I have a late 2011 macbook pro and about six or so months ago I have it a new lease on live with a Samsung 840 SSD (non pro), and an optibay for the hard drive.

    I haven't really had any problems with that until recently - the machine started locking up on wakeup. This meant that the beachball of doom would start and each program would gradually in turn become unresponsive. Shutdown command wouldn't work and would time out, force quit wouldn't open, and although I could move the mouse around and sometimes switch between programs, they didn't work and the only cure was to hold the power button until it switched off.

    This has also started happening just when the computer has been on for a certain amount of time *without sleeping*. For example, if I watch an episode of a tv show, by the end of it the video is still running but all of the other programs are locked up - clicking out of VLC causes the beachball of doom. This also happens in other programs - it's even happened as I've been writing this, and the only remedy seems to be a hard restart.

    The problem doesn't seem to occur in windows. In OSX I have 'put hard drives to sleep' turned off, and TRIM enabled. I also disables the sudden movement sensor. I have also reset the SMC.

    Does anyone know of a remedy short of a full reinstall of Mountain Lion?

    Oh and I used samsung magician in windows to update the firmware of the drive. It reports that the drive should be fine.

    Thanks very much for any help anyone can give me with this!
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.

    First thing to do is to make a new User Account preferably an Admin Account, restart and Login into the new Account, do all the thing you do, if all runs well you know your User Account has issues and can be solved, if it is the same there it is System wide, even then you might be able to clean up so that it runs well.
    But, before we go farther, do the above and report back.
  3. Cpfoxhunt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2013
    In the end I decided to just nuke it from orbit - I formatted the Mac OSX partition to NTFS, ran the samsung magician repair function over it in windows, and then reformatted and reinstalled mountain lion. Nothing odd has happened yet, and I think the original problem was something to do with bad permissions on the old install which the disk utility couldn't quite fix. Fingers crossed that's the end of it!
  4. witalobenicio macrumors newbie


    Jan 15, 2016
    Have you been able to solve your problem? Mine its with same problem.
    When your SSD started to freeze the storage was almost full?

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