SSD failing

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

  1. Thomasso macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2010
    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


    Jan 1, 2009
    Change it back to the original HDD to see if the problem is still there?
  3. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Southern Cal
    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


    Mar 5, 2009
    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

    Feb 20, 2003
    Palo Alto, CA

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