SSD Intel spinning wheel with mac mini ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by macchiato2009, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    Has someone experienced spinning wheel with a SSD Intel postville in a mac mini ?

    just upgraded my stock HD to a SSD in the late 2009 mac mini

    i've been using it for a week without any problem

    but spinning wheel just started to appear today while using Firefox...


    is the SSD defective or is it due to Firefox ?

  2. norbiu macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    What kind of Mac Mini?

    Edit: Yea, sorry. My flu is killing me :eek:

    Honestly, I stopped using Firefox a while ago due to its memory problems. Unless you have some extensions you can't live without, try running Chrome for a while.
  3. unixfool macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
    Northern VA
    I doubt its Firefox, unless you've like 40 tabs open and you're low on available RAM. You should check to see how much RAM each application is using by using the Activity tool. Currently, my Firefox is using 338MB of RAM while having 10 tabs open (16 threads). I've 2GB of beach balls and I also have Mail and Safari open.

    Did this happen before the SSD install?
  4. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2008
    ^^ I agree

    also when I first got the intel ssd I found I had to reset the pram a couple of times in the first week just to get everything running sweetly.

    Dont know why that would have happened but its worth a try as it only takes 2 mins
  5. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009
    it's the late 2009 mac mini

    i have upgraded the HD directly to a SSD

    so i cannot tell if this happened before

    that's weird because, i've been using it without any problem for a week

    it just appeared
  6. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    the option-apple-P-R thing ?

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