I have a severe issue with an MacBook Pro Mid-2012 (MacBook Pro 13-Inch "Core i5" 2.5 Mid-2012). In 2017, the RAM was upgraded. Also the internal HD was replaced with an SSD.
Recently, the MacBook's OS was updated to Catalina because some other software required the upgrade. The update essentially worked just fine and I could work with the laptop. However, a few days ago the system slowed down significantly up to a point where it's not usable anymore. Right now, directly after rebooting, I can hardly open any apps. The colored spinning wheel appears immediately and the machine more or less freezes. Also I cannot properly open Finder, etc.
I tried to connect the SSD externally via USB to another Mac. The behavior is the same.
I did some checks on the SSD:
Disk Utility says: https://i.stack.imgur.com/Xlcw6.jpg
The log when trying to do "first aid" on the disk says the following: https://i.stack.imgur.com/BxZwj.jpg
As you can see, there are some errors. Could they be related to the OS update?
- I also installed DriveDx: https://i.stack.imgur.com/2vqzM.jpg Looks good, if you ask me.
Can you help me identifying the issue here?