Ok a few months ago I bought a Macbook Pro 2012 and shortly afterwards I installed a Adata 512GB SSD. I cloned my existing Mechanical drive to the new internal SSD and everything went fine for a few months. My Mackbook Pro was booting up in about 11 secs and running like a pro. Well a few weeks ago I started having problems. Here are the following problems:
- When I close the laptop and put it to sleep it freezes when I wake it up and it becomes unresponsive to the point that I have to completely turn it off.
- Sometimes when I have to power it on it has trouble finding the internal SSD and after a few minutes I get the blinking folder with the question mark. This tells me it's having problems finding my SSD. Sometimes I have to turn it off and back on a few times or do the clear NVRAM key combination inorder to get it booted up. Once it's booted up it works just perfect. but if I let it go to sleep then its back to problem 1 above.
This has become increasingly frustrating as my Macbook it used for editing pictures from my photography sessions and also editing videos. And I have tried all the different solutions from the internet/google/forums. Well the other night I decided to open it up and install my old mechanical drive back in it. When I turned it on the it found the drive and booted right up. I put it to sleep and it woke back up with no problem and it didn't freeze. I also powered it off and back on a few times and it booted with no problem.
Is it safe to assume that my Adata SSD is dying or could it be something else that's causing this problem? I also did a erase and restore from a time machine backup and had the same results.