WD5000BEVT issues on Macbook Pro Late2008

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pandaen, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. pandaen macrumors member

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    #1
    Problem:
    Random lock-ups, where the computer will stall for 30-120 seconds at random, and again randomly fall back to running normally like nothing happened. Also the computer seems slower.

    Where the problem lies:
    The problem started since installing a WD5000BEVT(Western Digital Blue 500GB) in the Macbook Pro. So the problem is connected with this, and from what I read the problem can be something of the following:
    -EFI Update 1.7
    -Harddrive Head Parking
    -Power Management Issues
    -Snow Leopard

    Setup:
    -MacBook Pro 15" - Late 2008 (Coconut says age 13 months)
    -4GB Kingston Value (Not an issue)

    Solution:
    -This is where I thought YOU could help :)

    Please don't:
    -Suggest random **** like fixing permissions, changing spotlight indexing, all of these normal things have obviously been tried!
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Orlando
    #2
    I would check the setting in Energy Saver for putting the hard drive to sleep when possible. I have the same machine with the same drive installed, and I had those problems initially, but they were fixed in a software update (while running Leopard), so I can't help you directly. I have seen the option to put the drive to sleep affect those issues before though. Basically, I just recommend trying it with the opposite of whatever it's set to now ("on" is default).

    jW
     
  3. pandaen thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Are you still running Leopard or have you taken the leap to SL? I am considering trying Leopard.

    The energy saving settings does not help, i thought they would aswell, but they didnt seem to have any effect as the power saving things seem to be hardware in this drive, so i think maybe it parks the reader regardless of settings in OS X.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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  5. Denarius macrumors 6502a

    Denarius

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    #5
    I don't know if this is one of your normal things you tried, impossible to say without you listing what you've done, but if the problem started when you made a hardware change, I'd open it up and check that it's connected properly. If it's any of the things you suggested then you're best off putting the old one back.
     

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