SSD slower after Mac OS X 10.6.8 update

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  1. MastaK macrumors member

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    SSD in sig...

    I just noticed that the spinning wheel thingy reappeared after a reboot.

    AJA testing also shows much slower read/write...

    Anyone experiencing the same?
     
  2. motulist macrumors 601

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    I would give it a few hours to see if it settles back to normal, because after an update there are several background threads such as spotlight and time machine that'll be running and using resources on your storage device for the first few hours after an update.
     
  3. MastaK thread starter macrumors member

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    ha you are right, I'm not seeing spinning wheels anymore but write/speed is still halved. I will give it sometime to sort things out.
     
  4. atMac macrumors 6502

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    I had that problem in testing. I reported it but it never got fixed.
     
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  6. MastaK thread starter macrumors member

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    :mad: Now I just wanna go back to 10.6.7... After more than an hour, SSD speed hasn't recovered :uncool:
     
  7. motulist macrumors 601

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    Don't be so fast to blame the update. It may be responsible, but it may not be. Open up activity monitor and see if any processes are running that are using up a significant amount of CPU, and click on the Disk Activity tab to see if anything is using your storage device resources. If nothing looks like it's using your resources then do a restart and see if the problem goes away.
     
  8. Sam2lucky13, Jun 23, 2011
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    Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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    I just did the update and got a windmill for the first time at startup with my ssd also...edit and after 30 minutes and a few new startups to test no more windmill and my speeds are back.
     
  9. scottchlee macrumors newbie

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    I wonder if this update will fix the beachball symptoms/6G SATA Bugs?
     
  10. satirev macrumors 6502

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    what program do you use to check the speed of your SSD?
     
  11. Inside_line macrumors regular

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    Actually 10.6.8 looks like it adds trim support for the factory SSD equipped 2010 notebooks. 10.6.7 was trim no, now trim is a yes. No problems so far....
     
  12. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    Nope, because it's a hardware issue. I just bought a 2.3GHz 15" built at the end of May with 6G/6G and my Vertex 3 doesn't work at all in the optical bay, with 10.6.7 or 10.6.8. The main bay is fine. Software isn't going to fix this IMO.
     
  13. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    My Vertex 3 is working fine with 10.6.8 on a 2011 15" mbp.
     

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  14. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    In a 6G enabled optical bay?
     
  15. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    No, sorry. I was posting in response to the questions above about the ssd issues. Mine is working fine but I've never tried an optibay.
     
  16. riptideMBP macrumors 6502

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    No ill effects for my SATA2 optibay in a late 2010 MBP
     
  17. Arcadeez macrumors member

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    Does anyone has an iMac 2011 with Vertex 3 SSD are working on OS X 10.6.8?
    thanks!
     
  18. polocanada macrumors newbie

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    SSD may be to blame not OSX update..

    Haven't upgraded my Mac since I bought it (too bad, I would be already screwed up if it's a Windows PC...) However I noticed so far there is a significant reduction in speed and snappiness of SSD drive and beach-balls after restoring machine from time machine backup. I am using OWC on MBP mid2010. Since there is no trim I suspect the drive has to do heavy loading to organize the data after restore. So your slow down may be temporary and related to SSD. The slow down will typically go away after a few days (if you have lot's of free space on your SSD drive). If you don't have OWC or similar type of drive of if you don't have Trim function (Lion perhaps?) then you will probably experience a permanent slow down of your SSD.
     

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