Very Slow and Spinning Beachball

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WCunha, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. WCunha macrumors member

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    I would have done more of a search for this issue but my mac is not cooperating. I get the spinning beachball constantly even just opening a new finder window. I ran EtreCheck and have attached a copy of the report. It looks like I should replace my hard drive but I was hoping someone could give me their opinion. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks, Wade
     

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  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    I would have said hard drive without that report, back it up now while you still can and take the oppurtunity to replace with an SSD it'll give you a fantastic performance and general speed boost.
     
  3. WCunha thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help. I was going to upgrade to a hybrid 2TB drive from OWC. What do you think?
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    I take it you are talking the seagate SSHD with 8Gb flash??

    I have never been overly impressed myself they are certainly faster than a pure HDD in some cases but just the same as a standard drive in other cases. Your mac will take a data doubler and you could fit a new HDD and an SSD and make your own fusion drive for a fairly low cost.

    http://www.amazon.com/OWC-Internal-...8&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=own+data+doubler+imac


    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Inter...UTF8&qid=1452794596&sr=1-3&keywords=256gb+SSD


    add in a 2TB HDD and you'll have SSD speeds and masses of storage for well under $200.
     
  5. WCunha thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info! I have never set up two drives before. I am assuming you put OSX on the SSD and everything else goes on the standard drive. How do I set it up?

    Thanks
    Wade
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    I would google for a detailed guide from ifixit or Tom's hardware or similar site then watch a few you tube videos and then decide how you want to go.
     
  7. WCunha thread starter macrumors member

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    Once again...thank you!

    I appreciate all of your help.

    Wade
     

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