My Samsung new Hd 1 TB make slow lion Help.

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  1. fcomb macrumors newbie

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    Help me please,

    I install my 1 TB and reinstall Lion and use my time machine to pass my account and everything.

    1.0TB 2.5" Samsung Spinpoint M8 5400RPM 9.5mm 3Gb/s SATA Notebook Drive with 8MB Cache

    my computer is now very SLOW and i don't now what is happening.

    My is macbookpro i7 8,2

    The processor in many times is in 4 or 5 % and i have the rainbow circle when i using common systems.

    tks
     
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

    johnhurley

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    The 5400 rpm disks are the slowest ones you can buy.

    Unless you want to buy an SSD then a better choice is a faster disk drive ( like a WD Scorpio 7200 rpm 750 gb drive ).
     
  3. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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  4. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if spotlight indexing is what's going on here?
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That would be likely.
     
  6. colinwil macrumors regular

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    I installed the same Samsung 1Tb Spinpoint M8 drive recently. It doesn't seem to have slowed down - if anything its a little quicker than before.

    What figures do you get in the desk test programs (e.g.. AJA, or BlackMagic (free from the app store))?
     
  7. MacSince1990 macrumors 65816

    MacSince1990

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    Bingo.
     
  8. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    how to test?

    How does one see if the spotlight indexing is going on?
     
  9. Quinoky macrumors regular

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    Click on the little icon in the far top right corner of your screen, and it will tell you whether it is indexing or not (the blue progress bar).
     

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