Spinning Beachball doing Basic Tasks

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  1. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys,

    Just after a hard drive swap recently (to SSD), I started experiencing spinning beach balls while doing basic tasks like opening quicktime, system preferences etc. I was told that it may be due to cloning the drive, so I erased it and started fresh however I am still getting the problem...

    Just in case it helps, I have a :

    MacBook Pro 9,2
    2.5Ghz i5
    8 Gb's RAM
    60 Gb SSD (P.s. I know the ssd is running fine/at full speed.)

    Thank you
     
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  3. p3ntyne thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have 40.72 Gb Free so that shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Hmmm - which SSD have you used? (brand/model)
     
  5. p3ntyne thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is an OWC Mercury Electra 6G.
     
  6. Millionaire2K macrumors 6502a

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    How long is spin for? are you waiting? Or is it random flashes?
     
  7. p3ntyne thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, just did it. I'll see how it goes!

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    No, it spins from a split second to one second at a time however, it remains fully responsive.
     
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    Keep us posted to see if the SMC reset helped.
     
  9. p3ntyne thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm... It stopped for a little while but it is starting to come back now - perhaps less frequently than before.
     
  10. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    And when you contacted OWC for support, what did they say?
     
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    Which version of OS X? There is a known issue with 10.9.0 that was corrected in 10.9.1.
     
  13. p3ntyne, Feb 16, 2014
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    p3ntyne thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I am almost in an opposite time zone than them so I haven't been able to contact them yet. I'll try and wake up early and talk to them sometime this week though

    Well, I don't currently have any other drives that I can use atm. I don't think it is a bad drive or anything though as it is getting advertised read speeds (almost advertised write.)

    If I can get one though, I will.

    I'm running OS X 10.9.1
     

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