Problem MacBook Pro 13.3" model 7,1 + OWC SSD 40GB

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  1. ZlatanSa macrumors newbie

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    Dear friends,

    I have strange, I can call it problem, or irritating thing, after I upgrade my MacBook Pro 13.3" , model 7,1 with SSD 40 GB from OWC. I replaced the original 250 GB HDD with this one, and Original one I mounted with Data Doubler from OWC, instead of DVD/CD Rom.

    So, Installation went so good, I formated SSD to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), before installin from DVD ( Mac OS X 10.6.3 ), Installation went good at all. Later, I installed data doubler from OWC with original HDD shipped with Mac Book Pro ( 250 GB ), also I formatted it after installing in mac, on Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

    At all, after Installing Mac OS X 10.6.3 and doing update to 10.6.6 , I have almost 25 GB Free on SSD, which is good.

    Issue is, that from time to time my Mac is lag, like stopped, and after 10-15 sec I am able to move with cursor, or to switch between apps and so on. This is happening randomly.

    Durring that time i see Marble of Doom ( color ball which is spinning ) [​IMG]...

    Does anybody know what can be a problem, as really i was expecting just that my Mac will be faster and so on ( It is faster ofcourse, but this is so irritating ).

    I attached to this post ( Info about Mac , and S-ATA ).

    As You can see, in SSD is latest ver. of Firmware which OWC Published.
     

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  2. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Firmware 343 has a lot of issues, you should contact OWC and have a 310 drive sent to you or have yours flashed to 310.
     
  3. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    I'm so calling it the marble of doom from now on, screw beach ball. The former better expresses my feeling when I see it.
     
  4. ShiftClick macrumors regular

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    I'm gonna do my part its the "marble of doom" from now on.
     
  5. ZlatanSa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont know if problem can be, because i switched default folder for Mozilla Firefox to second HDD ( 250 GB ) stock one, attached to datadoubler.... Also for a skype, i reverted that, so will test if maybe that is problem..

    EDIT:

    nope, problem still exist...
     
  6. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Apparently you skipped over my post...the problem is the 343 firmware.
     
  7. ZlatanSa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the Information, please can You tell me where I can download Firmware 310, as on their web they allow to download latest :(, which is not good. Is there any chance that I can make update from Mac OS X , or Disk Parallel on which I am running Windows XP.
     
  8. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Im not sure you can do it yourself, if you call them and explain your situation they may overnight a new drive with 310 to you so you have minimal downtime. I had to ship mine back to be flashed with 310 and it has worked perfectly ever since.
     
  9. ZlatanSa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found this two :

    Code:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/owc_ssd_firmware_tool_mp3.zip
    and

    Code:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/OWC_SSD_Firmware_Tool_MP2.zip
     
  10. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Go ahead and try them, make sure you back up your drive first.
     
  11. ZlatanSa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    I will try and inform here, if there is any change, after upgrade.

    Only issue is now I dont have DVD/CD Rom to install from my Windows 7 to Bootcamp :S, but will try to mount ssd from MBP to external housing for hdd and to attach to Windows 7 PC at home.
     
  12. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    The only way to install Windows is with the superdrive internally installed...believe me I have tried every way possible.
     
  13. ZlatanSa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I found 310,

    it is in this file :
    Code:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/OWC_SSD_Firmware_Tool_MP2.zip
    MP2-310 Field.pkg
     
  14. Jocelyn84 macrumors member

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    You'll have to do the install via your windows 7 PC internally, then put the SSD back in your Mac after the first win 7 installer reboot. Hold option during start up, choose windows, and it'll finish setup in your MBP. I finally did this today after trying to all kinds of external USB options over the past few days. :)
     

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