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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Darkiswhite, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Darkiswhite macrumors newbie

    Darkiswhite

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    Hi there,
    Any days ago i have replacement my HDD with a SDD on my Macbook Pro early 2011, in addition i have also reused my hdd at place of optical dirve.
    It's all gone very well, now the boots are very fast than before.
    The only problem it's that now while i'm working, surfing on the web with safari etc.. there're moments in that, without a real motive, the macbook go in stuck for 30/40 seconds with the symbol of chargement.
    How ever it's possibole this? anyone know tell me anything? Thank!
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    It's possible that the sata hard drive cable is failing.
     
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  4. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    You can't see the defect. Stalling with an ssd is one of the symptoms. With a mechanical drive, the symptom may not appear.

    This is a common problem with the 2009 to 2012 non-retina Macbook Pro.
     
  5. Darkiswhite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Then the solution could be replacement the flat sata?
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    Yes. I purchased the cheapest 3rd party cable I could find on Amazon and all issues disappeared as soon as I replaced the cable.
     
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    Darkiswhite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ooh great news! anyway at the moment happens very rarely, I don't know if I should change it
     
  8. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    As a test, you could swap the ssd and hdd positions in your Macbook.
     
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    ook... of course then I couldn't leave there, because optical drive sata go at 3Gb/s, but like test it's ok
     
  10. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    Sata2 with an ssd is not as slow as I thought it would be.
     
  11. Darkiswhite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah I think too me, but in those case for take full advantage of SSD, I will prefer buy a new cable.
     
  12. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    I suggested swapping drive locations to ensure that the stalling issue does not appear after the swap. If it does, it may not be a drive cable issue at all. I'd hate to see you spend your time and money for a cable that is not the root cause.
     
  13. Darkiswhite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, of course! in fact I thank you. Before of purchase I'll try to swap the units ;)
     
  14. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    Good luck with your testing. Let us know the results. Thanks.
     
  15. Darkiswhite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi i have tried to swapped the units. Despite this the blocks continue to be there, I think that the cause is about safari and the navigation on some website like facebook for example.
    In fact, there is not always a total blockage of the system, but sometimes it only affects safari.
    So far I have not been able to find a permanent solution yet, I will try to verify, to use another browser.
     

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