SSD slowing down iBook G3!

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  1. ScreenSavers macrumors 6502a

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    I did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now- I finally disassembled my 366MHz Key Lime iBook and put in a PATA to mSATA adapter and a 16GB mSATA SSD. Installed 10.4.11 and now... slow! I did not expect a performance improvement, obviously, but I DID expect it to at least be useable. It was useable before, although the old HDD was loud. Now it just beachballs on everything I click. What’s going on here?
     
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    mSATA adapter is something from China. SSD is a PNY.
     
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    Is Spotlight enabled, and if so, is it done indexing? Is this a fresh install? How much free space is on the SSD?

    And for what it's worth, I don't know what mSATA adapter you are choosing but I am partial to the ones with the Marvell chipset. Never had a problem with one of those.
     
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