Slow Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SmilesLots, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. SmilesLots macrumors regular

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    Sometime in the past few weeks, my Mac Pro has become very slow. Anybody got any fast ideas? Could it be 10.6.7?
     
  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing with mine, it ended up being the hard disk failing.

    Immediate advice : backup
     
  3. SmilesLots thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is a relatively new 3.0 TB disk, Strange that it would go bad after less than 3 months.
     
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    Can you still see all your RAM? Is there anything running in the background like Seti@Home and so on?
     
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    Why does everyone keep using this program?? It is so unreliable.. I use something called disk radar and its 300 times better than voltans poc program. Either disk radar or DiskTools Pro - those are much better than using voltans garbage program.. for instance.. I got a 2TB drive a few days ago and already smart utility says its failing.. I call BS here and then I ran it under windows and using disktools pro and disk radar - the drive passed all tests and is NOT failing..

    Stay away from smart utility - its a POC program (POC=Piece of crap).
     
  7. SmilesLots thread starter macrumors regular

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    All the ram is there. No seti's. Thanks.
     
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    Semi-update

    Seems that Safari or network is about 10% what it used to be in speed. I recently add the MacUpdate Spring Promo package, and seems some of the programs are POC. Not sure if this is part of the problem because the slowdown happened beore that install I think.
     
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  10. RedReplicant, Apr 14, 2011
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    :confused: Ok then. Diskradar says my disk is excellent, however it has had bad sectors before resulting in lockups and dataloss. It also doesn't let you run disk tests.
     
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    OK. Used Tech Tool Pro. All smart status checks ok. All 6 disks check ok. So not a disk problem since it happens on all disks.
     
  12. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502

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    Ok, try Disktools Pro - you can run tests with that program.. or if you want REAL TIME diagnostics(something Apple lacks), run the drive diagnostics under windows 7 or boot into Hiren's disk utilities - there it will tell you if your disk is truly bad or warped.
     
  13. DeeEss macrumors 6502a

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    Go into Activity Monitor and view what is hogging your processor.

    I once downloaded some security software from my bank for online banking and it ran my computer into the ground. Once uninstalled it was good as new.
     

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