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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 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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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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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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The actual problem here was that I installed the OS while the SSD was in an external enclosure, not installed in the internal bay. When I wiped the drive, installed it in the bay and then installed the OS from the old HDD, now in an external drive, my problems were solved. I also tried another SATA cable before switching the positions, and that didn't help. ...


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MCE announced a 1TB SSD upgrade for the Mac Pro this past March. Looks like it is faster and easier to install than the OWC options. http://store.mcetech.com/mm/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=mtos&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=1TBPCIESSD-MP13


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have a look at: http://www.mac-forums.com/apple-notebooks/273332-2nd-internal-hard-drive-ejects-sleep.html It seems to be the caddy.


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I'm having this problem with two identical iMacs bought on the same day. They're showing: 173 Wear_Leveling_Count 0x0036 093 093 100 Old_age Always FAILING_NOW 12567284681697 173 Wear_Leveling_Count 0x0036 087 087 100 Old_age Always FAILING_NOW 13031154781293 I'm quite convinced it's a FW bug, since the bottom one has ...


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Not sure if you have resolved the issue, but I'll explain how I did it here in case it's useful for other people. I was trying to upgrade firmware for a Crucial m4 256G SSD on a mid-2012 27" iMac. The iMac does have its original internal HD, which turns to be crucial for solving the problem. The main problem was that iMac refused to boot from an external ...


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I had that happen to me with a 2011 MacBook Pro. Apple told me that the only thing that could be done was to replace the hard drive.


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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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