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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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It could very well just be the slow-ish hard drive. Apple generally does not put 7200RPM drives in its Macs. While it could be the O/S and it might be worth your while to image the internal drive onto an external drive and wipe the internal and start fresh with the OS and Apps. Depends on what is more valuable to you time or money. An SSD WILL speed up your ...


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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. (240GB - 100$) I inserted 8GB of RAM (replace the two 2GB RAM) ( 2 x 4GB - 50$ ) 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 10 ...


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Unfortunately there are still very few, very expensive options because of the proprietary interface. Your best bet is to go with an external storage option using USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt. However, if internal is the only way to go, here are pretty much your only options: A quick Ebay search turned up this: $800 for 1TB ...


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I definitely would not use electrical tape. Honestly, if for some reason you do not have the plastic tab that came on the HDD, then you can go without it when you replace it with the SSD. The opening is large enough you can get a finger between the SSD and the side rails, should you ever need to replace it. You can see this article for another opinion on the ...


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I have had luck using double sided tape when working my Macs. You need to buy a good brand such as Scotch. Price should be < $4 US. Although, I have never tried using this tape to hold the plastic tab on a drive.


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The problem you are describing is a problem I had a while ago as well. For me the screen would get all messed up and depending on whether I was playing sound at that moment or not I would hear a loud screaming-like sound. Then after a couple of seconds the computer would reboot. Replacing the ram fixed it for me.


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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


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You don't need to do anything in particular. AFAIK, the fact that it was the boot drive should not affect it in any way. Just be careful to not boot accidentally from it when you startup your computer.


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You do not need Unibeast (a tool for hackintoshes) to create an external installer. Can you confirm you're only using it to run the createinstallmedia command provided by apple as per this page? Apart from that it seems you are confusing an external Mavericks installation with an external Mavericks installer. All you should have to do is double click the ...


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You can't simply create a DIY-Fusion Drive with already existing partitions containing a system and data while preserving the data on both. You either loose both partitions (using the linked guide) or at least one using an undocumented diskutil command. diskutil cs create ... If you create your Fusion Drive with diskutil coreStorage create ...


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Hold down the Command ‚ĆėOptionR keys at startup to boot to OS X Internet Recovery. From there you can at least install the OS X that came with your computer. You may be able to install the latest version of OS X that you purchased through the Mac App Store. See "OS X: About OS X Recovery" for more details. Before installing OS X, you may need to run the Disk ...


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The answer is "yes." I want to install a new Solid State Drive (SSD) into the Mac. Can I just build in the SSD, start the MacBook in Recovery Mode and install OS X from there on? OS X Daily has a good write-up about it. I have done this personally on several MBPs. One caveat to keep in mind is that it will install the latest version of OS X that is ...



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