New hdd slowing down mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by creeman, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. creeman macrumors 6502

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    I just installed a new hard drive in the optibay, and everytime i open the lid and wake the mbp and go to any applications it is extremely slow and the spinning beach ball spins for a good minute. Why is this? It never did this before I installed the hard drive.
     
  2. googdot macrumors regular

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    I think you need to tell your system which hard drive you installed the Mac OS on.

    You can do this here: System Preferences --> Startup Disk

    That should get rid of the beach-balling...
     
  3. creeman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It already has my SSD selected as the boot drive under settings.
     
  4. googdot macrumors regular

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    What model ssd do you have?

    I have the same setup as you, ssd in optibay and hard drive in original location, with no probs at all. Did you disable hibernation?

    I used this checklist when setting things up.
     
  5. googdot macrumors regular

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    I just read your other post, and I think I've got it backwards.

    Have you got the HDD in the optibay and the SSD in normal drive spot?

    If so, you need to uncheck the 'put hard disk(s) to sleep when possible' setting from the energy saver preference pane.
     

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