SSD installed, Underwhelmed

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  1. drewsof07, Sep 15, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2012

    drewsof07 macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2006
    I upgraded my MBP with a 256g Crucial SSD last year and saw immediate results in the responsiveness of the OS and Applications. Since similarly upgrading my 2010 Mac Pro to a 128g Crucial SSD about a month ago, I have yet to notice a significant performance boost aside from faster file transfers. It seems that each time I go to use the machine, all my drives must spin up before apps will launch or finder will open. I have disabled "Put hard disks to sleep" to no avail. I originally upgraded the RAM to 10GB, so I know there should be no need for writing to the disk. Any suggestions, aside from removing all the secondary drives? :eek:

    With this machine I have the following volumes:

    Crucial 128GB SSD OS X Boot (Bay 1)
    Original 1TB WD Caviar (Bay 2)
    Windows 7 Boot Seagate 320gb (Bay 3)
    Media Drive 1.5TB Seagate (Bay 4)

    Attached via FW800:
    LaCie 1TB - Archived Documents, images, other non-program files
    4TB RAID - Redundant Time Machine backup
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    I don't have this problem with my disks. They stay awake or they do not need to be accessed for general system operation. Something else must be going on. Remove anything networked or "off" the main SATAII backplane. See if that helps. Get rid of the LaCie and the RAID for the time being and see if that helps.
  3. ClassObject macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2010
  4. Etherz10 macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Is TRIM enabled on your SSD? If not use TRIM Enabler which you can easily google for
  5. tyr2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
  6. TableSyrup macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2012
    I am running a 2010 Q2.8 32GB 1333 RAM (At 1066 obviously)

    Crucial M4 128 in Sled for OS Lion


    other 3 sleds are 2TB WD's - no delays caused by them when not accessing them
  7. drewsof07 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2006
    I'm beginning to think the FW drives are the culprits. Will do some reconfiguring later today and post my updates.

    Thank you all for the input! :)

    I'll give this a shot! Thanks

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