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I have the same model of Macbook which was showing the same issues. After replacing the Harddrive with an SSD I still had the same issue. It ended up being the SATA cable connecting the hard drive to the logic board. Over some time the insulation had started to wear off and the cable was occasionally shorting against the base of the case causing IO errors. ...


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First, Some Diagnostics While SSD's will give you a boost in speed simply replacing one with the hopes it solves a problem could get expensive. Let's verify that the problem is the drive in the first place and not something else. If you can log into your system, open Terminal and issue the command diskutil list You will get a listing of all your drives ...


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I have the same MacBook Pro. I did the following: I bought a SSD and replaced the hard drive disk. I installed OS X on the SSD. (240 GB - $100). I inserted 8 GB of RAM (replace the two 2 GB RAM) ( 2 x 4 GB - $50). Then I replaced the SuperDrive with .... the old HDD. You need to buy an adapter. (Adapter on Amazon - $30). Yes it's expensive, but it takes ...


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Could be anything. App updates, new apps, a virus that downloads stuff for you, automatically installed software, or a host of other things. If you did have an application on your Mac like Dropbox or Google Drive, (either of which could automatically be downloading stuff onto your computer) it could be that, but you do not. Here's what you should do: ...


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I did the trick by Trent Fitzpatrick's recommendation. Everything works. Speed doesn't changed. Probably it's because I've just made a Fusion Drive and there need some time, probably it doesn't affect at all. But Write 120mb/s and Read 380 mb/s really slow for Fusion Drive I guess. I'll wait some time and if speed doesn't will change I guess I'll replace ...


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I have ordered and installed the new SSD product from OWC for upgrading that specific model of MacBook Pro. The ordering process was simple, payment went through without problems and the drive was delivered 2 days later even though I'm in Europe. The package came with great instructions and even the necessary screwdrivers. On the other hand, the SSD is ...


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I've bought a number of OWC products include SSD's for older MBP and MBA models. Always been satisfied. That said, I recall reading a review that said there was a problem installing Bootcamp on the latest upgrades so I'd check with OWC tech support before ordering.


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You will diagnose that you have a serious disk problem by looking at /var/log/system.log and more specifically with: grep disk /var/log/system.log These error messages will clearly show if your disk is producing I/O error on the same location, which will indicate a disk problem, or on multiple locations which will indicate a bus or logic problem. I ...


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I have owned a MacBook Pro Retina since August 2012 and it gets modest use, with mainly web browsing and online video streaming as the main uses. As the DriveDX report shows, the SSD is rated at 90% after 3.5 years of use. My MACs seem to last forever, with an iMac 27" from 2009 still running fine - though I maxed out the memory and replaced the regular ...



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