SSD freezes macbook pro when battery runs down

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by knucles, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. knucles macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2006

    I have huge problem, i installed a OCZ vertex 2 and goes to sleep without problems.

    But when i run out of battery, after i plug it and hit power button the macbook pro freezes during the boot and gives me the death screen......

    Any help? thanks
  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2006
    When the power runs down that far, OS X dumps the contents of the RAM onto the hard drive so that when the system loses all power, the exact state before the power loss can be loaded later (RAM is volatile and loses its information when no current is going through it)

    That said, it seems that OS X can't recover properly when the boot disk is an SSD. I have the same experience that you do with my Vertex 2 SSDs. It's a problem, but one which I've learned to live with. As long as you don't let the machine go into "deep sleep" mode (either by turning it off before it sleeps itself or by plugging it in) then you'll avoid the crashes.

    I wish I could help fix it, but OS X has relatively limited SSD support so odd behaviors like this are just part of the experience.
  3. knucles thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2006
    Ok, thanks for the reply. I glad i'm not alone in this.

    Is this happening with other ssd disks? Intel for example.? Whould a firmware update correctq this bahaviour? I'm running 1.11.....
  4. Mr MM macrumors 65816

    Mr MM

    Jun 29, 2011
    this is a known problem amongst the sandforce controlled SSDs. Intel, samsung, crucial dont face those issues.

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