SATA III SSD beach ball question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kappaknight, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    If your SATA 3 SSD does the occasional beach ball freeze, do you have SMS turned off?

    I'm currently testing this out myself but wanted to see if anyone who has a SATA III SSD has turned off their SMS and still experiences the occasional beach ball effect.

    Just trying to troubleshoot this thing - thanks!
  2. kappaknight thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Hrmm... I am seeing beach ball activities myself - though not sure if it's cause I'm forcing it or if it's waiting for something else. Was playing StarCraft II while running handbrake on a DVD.
  3. econgeek macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2009
    I got a beachball just now when waking from sleep. I wouldn't think the SMS would be a factor because the machine was not moving.

    I have a hard drive as well, and wonder if turnning the SMS off is a good idea for that.

    Anyway the SMS should only cause a pause if triggered.... not a beachball that lasts several minutes until you give up and force boot.

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