New 13" MBA Freezes on Large File Operations

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by addixion, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. addixion macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Hello all,

    I am new to my (well, Apple Store refurb) 2010 13" MBA with 4GB RAM/128GB SSD. I love the computer so far, but I've noticed a very troublesome issue that happens repeatedly.

    Essentially, any large file operation (meaning file download >20MB, file copy across the network, etc) will hang the system at the end of the operation. This means the copy file progress window (or download window, etc) will show that the operation is 100% complete, but will continue to say "5 seconds remaining," and then will never actually complete. From here, it's only a matter of time before I get a spinning beach ball and a complete system hang. I have run the Disk Utility and verified the disk along with repairing permissions, and I have booted into safe mode which improved but did not correct things. Sounds like a SSD issue to me -- am I correct?
  2. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    That is completely NOT normal. I do file operations over 20MB all the time, with no issues whatsoever.
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    May be a problem with the drive, cable, or just OS installation. I would reinstall OS X and see if that fixes it. If not, ship it back for a new one.
  4. dwsolberg macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2003
  5. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina

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