macbook pro SSD upgrade fail /but works!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by newmac2011, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. newmac2011 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    #1
    hello,

    i have a macbook pro mc374b/a , brand new only had it 2weeks, i have replaced the hdd 250gb with a 128gb SSD drive.

    the SSD i used was a Kingston 128GB SSDNow V100 2.5" SATAII Read=250MB/sec, Write=230MB/s - Notebook Bundle

    manufacturer #: SV100S2N/128G

    I simply took the dvd osx dvd and started my macbook pro up , the folder with a question mark appeared and i put the dvd in the drive, this started the install disc.

    Then followed the on screen options, to install osx, i used the "Disk Utility".

    I choose, to "erase" the ssd drive, using the default options, then the install could see the ssd drive.

    I then named the drive kingston and let the install finish, after 30mins the macbook restarted and the up came the os.

    PROBLEMS

    At first the install seemed like a success but then i noticed the macbook would freeze and crash when used, for example safari stoped working while on the web.

    Then i tried vlc player with a avi file and it crashed.

    Next i noticed it wouldnt shut down at all.


    If any one can see why this is happening please help, I did research this drive and it was reported by other users as a good ssd for mac.
     
  2. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    #2
    Have you tried opening software update to make sure there are not any firmware updates for your machine?
    Did your drive come with a software CD?
     
  3. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

    Fubar1977

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Location:
    North Yorkshire, UK
    #3
    I installed this exact drive about 3 weeks ago with no problems at all.
    (mid 2010 MBP 15" 2.4- standard otherwise)
    There is no need to install any other software to get this drive running but
    I would run software update anyway just to be sure.
    TBH I suspect you have a bad drive.
     
  4. newmac2011 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    #4
    hello, thanks for the replys

    well i have updated the mac , there didnt seem to be anything that was important, just itunes and other stuff.

    however the mac now runs perfectly , sleep and shutdown boots quick and runs very smooth.

    I know kingston have a V+ version of the ssd i have but this one i believe is cheaper, and 230MB/s seems like a good write speed to me.

    YES i do have a extra dvd which contains various other bits of software i installed this too, i dont think it has anything to do with ssd's though.

    note: i am looking to test the ssd further now , i just dont know what software i could use to make sure it isnt fautly

    thanks agen
     

Share This Page