New SSD, fresh OS X install, beachballs!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by insimbi, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. insimbi macrumors 6502


    Mar 27, 2008
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    I've just installed a new Intel 520 series SSD drive in my Late 2008 MacBook Pro and am getting constant beachballs no matter what I click on.
    I did a fresh install of Lion as well. For example, I'll click an icon in the dock and it just sits there and then the beachball starts to spin. I end up waiting between 30-40 seconds before I can click somewhere else. What kind of upgrade is this? Does anyone know what I can do?
    I've now just wiped the drive again and have installed Snow Leopard. It also is showing beachballs, but not quite as bad. Either way it's a major downgrade from my stock HDD.
    Please help! I'd really like to use a SSD.
  2. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
  3. Nails1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Check the ssd alignment. Google for it. I had to realign my wife's ssd and it made a big difference.

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