OCZ Vertex 3 beach balling on safari??

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  1. stiv396 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone experiencing beach ball when multi tabs is used in safari? I have been experiencing this lately on my MBP 2010 2.53 ghz i5, running OSX SL.
     
  2. JT123 macrumors member

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    Yeah Snow Leopard doesn't play nicely with the Vertex 3, you really need to update to Lion, I have heard after you do this all those problems disappear due to a little fix that Apple has.
     
  3. MoonshineSG macrumors member

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    you might wan a make sure you have the latest firmware on your vertex. mine was not even recognized by MBP until i updated the firmware (on a dif machine using linux)
     
  4. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    What firmware are you running? I stayed at 2.06 because it was working well for me and I read reports that later versions were causing problems (beach balling).
     
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    How do you check what firmware you're running? Also, unlike Crucial, OCZ needs you to use a Windows computer to update the firmware.. Is there a way to update it on a Mac?
     
  6. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    Under "about this mac" and then go to the sata hard drive - it'll tell you there. The easiest way is to hook up the ssd drive as a secondary drive to a windows pc and install the new firmware (it's extremely easy this way). There are more in depth ways of doing it on a mac, do a search for it.
     
  7. stiv396 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my current firmware is 2.11, during the first month it was working flawlessly but then now I noticed that it started to beach ball when using safari. Can I still go back to 2.06? was planning to update to latest version but I was thinking of not being able to go back to 2.11.:confused:
     
  8. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you using Lion? If not, that may be the problem. Apparently Apple fixed some issues with third party SSDs not functioning properly.
     
  9. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I'm running 2.06 in my V3 as well and it's been very reliable and fast. No beach balls at all.
     
  10. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting.. Do you have the sleep/hibernate issue with the drive? Also, do you know if you can update the firmware by connecting the the drive via USB to a windows computer? Or do you need a SATA connection? I'm just confused. :S
     
  11. stiv396 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, I'm running Snow leopard but planning to move to lion just waiting for it to be a bit more stable. Do you know if I can still go back to firmware 2.06? Are you using Lion?
     
  12. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if you can go back to 2.06 but yes I am using Lion. I thought it was stable anyway.. Most issues in SL are fixed in Lion.
     
  13. stiv396 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will try out lion this week and do a clean install. Then I'll get back for updates in this thread. Cheers!;)
     
  14. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    In the meantime, why don't you try updating your firmware to 2.15? It's the latest version and is very easy to do. Do you have a windows computer?
     
  15. stiv396 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yeap, I can use my brothers pc. I am just afraid that i'll further mess up the ssd if I upgrade to 2.15. I'm still searching for a way on how to downgrade the firmware. If I find one I might upgrade to 2.15 but until then upgrading the OS to Lion would be my 1st move.
     
  16. MoonshineSG macrumors member

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    running 2.11 and I have no problems with it.
     
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  18. stiv396 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I found the culprit, the Safari web content eats 99% of my ram when multiple tabs are open. Tried to update the extensions on safari seems to run much better. No beach balls so far. Thanks for all your replies.
     

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