SSD failing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Thomasso, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Thomasso macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2009 mbp that I upgraded to 8 gb RAM and a samsung 830 ssd. I'm currently running into some problems:

    • My mbp freezes a lot (beachball), only way to solve this is to do a force shut down
    • I can't run blackmagic speed test, it gives an error
    • I can't do a software update (it freezes)
    • I can't install big software programs (they freeze)


    All these things make me believe my ssd is failing, although its smart status is still 'checked'.

    Is there a way to make sure it's really my ssd and to give me proof to send it back to get it fixed?
     
  2. gngan macrumors 68000

    gngan

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    Change it back to the original HDD to see if the problem is still there?
     
  3. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Could be RAM. Try swapping positions with RAM modules and/or 1module at a time. If no luck try original RAM modules.
     
  4. kappaknight macrumors 68000

    kappaknight

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    This happened recently to my Mac mini. For me, it turned out to be RAM and SSD. It was a sad day...
     
  5. sososowhat macrumors 6502

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