150051 Views 441 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2011 3:37 PM by Del Lardo
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2010 8:18 AM (in response to iRuney)
Could this indicate that it is related to the hard drive?
Yes. I would try and get Apple to replace the drive and go from there.3.33Ghz 21.5" iMac • 500GB HD • 8GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 1.6Ghz MacBook Air • 3 iPods • iPhone • AppleCare
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2010 8:26 AM (in response to Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com))I'll consider this as the best solution at the moment, and in truth I had already considered it, but before I take the plunge into setting up my computer yet again, I'd really like to see if anyone else (for instance) has already had their HDD replaced, or have any other suggestions.
Thanks for the recommendation.
Are you by chance aware of how reliable restore from time machine is? I have made some modifications, for instance, to my /etc/hosts file. Will it restore these?
I have system files excluded from my time machine backup, but I could always remove those exclusions and run a full backup.MacbookPro6,2, Mac OS X (10.6.3), HR Glossy Display
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2010 9:35 AM (in response to iRuney)Time Machine restore simply isn't reliable. Use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner instead. I just did it a while ago, and many preference files weren't restored.
I'm having this issue with my i7 as well - frequent beachballs whenever there is significant disk activity. I've tried replacing the hard disk with an aftermarket one, and had no difference.Mac Book pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2010 10:18 AM (in response to lhotka)Can you post your HDD specifications? For both the old and new?
Capacity: 320.07 GB (320,072,933,376 bytes)
Serial Number: 5VD392KX
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Rotational Rate: 5400
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Capacity: 319.73 GB (319,728,959,488 bytes)
Available: 177.01 GB (177,012,953,088 bytes)
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /MacbookPro6,2, Mac OS X (10.6.3), HR Glossy Display
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2010 12:01 PM (in response to lhotka)I've got the exact same hangs on my new MacBook Pro 15' Core i5. They last 5 to 15 seconds and then back to normal. (no console message either)
I've tried many things without success . (Onyx, Disk Utility, TechTool Deluxe, Disk repair with Mac OS X DVD ....)
I've noticed that the option "use secured Virtual Memory" is on ...
I'll try with this option off ... and get you informed.
Maybe it's the same "beep and click" hangs that was on the previous generation of macbook Pro with the 7200 RPM momentus disks ...
Apple fixed it with a firmware update ...
Wait and see ...MacBook Pro 15 ' 2,4 Ghz Core i5 320 Gb HDD, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2010 12:36 PM (in response to Stephane7728)Now that you mention that -- I do get a clicking noise during these freezes. It's very faint, and on the left side of the laptop, above the speaker grille.MacbookPro6,2, Mac OS X (10.6.3), HR Glossy Display
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2010 5:19 AM (in response to iRuney)I have the exact same thing going on here. Frequent beachballs occurring - 10 to 20 second system hangs. Seems to happen most often when switching apps.
Message was edited by: gomolldMBP 2.53 i5, 7200 500gb, HR anti-glare, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 8:45 AM (in response to gomolld)I haven't seen any other topics like this one - apparently the issues we are experiencing are not wide spread. Time to start exploring other possibilities here I guess. I'm hoping this won't end up with me having to reformat and/or reinstall.
It does seem to get better over time. Hangs are much more frequent when the machine first starts up.
Just a few minutes ago I got three separate beach balls lasting about 30 seconds a piece when attempting to hit cmd-F (find) in Firefox. It is a system wide hang as well - if I go back to the finder it will switch but then almost immediately the beach ball will come up again and I can't go anywhere else. After a few moments all the mouse clicks/keyboard events catch up and I am good to go again.
FYI - I did a firewire migration assistant transfer from my old late 2008 15 inch MBP the first day I got this machine. Any chance something in the system was copied over that should not have been?MBP 2.53 i5, 7200 500gb, hi-res anti-glare, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 9:19 AM (in response to gomolld)I have the same problem as you and I didn't use migration at all.
Whaterver I do, I have frequent beachballs for 5 to 10 seconds with NO HARD DRIVE activity at all, but I still can move the cursor. The hangs are caused by Hard Drive "Pause".
The system is not freezed, it is just waiting for the HDD. As soon as HDD regain activity, the beachball is gone and everything is fine.
I tried to deactivate the Sudden Motion Sensor, to see if the problem is related to it, without success.
So I think it's a hard drive problem.
Maybe i'll have it changed.MacBook Pro Core i5 2,4 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 10:13 AM (in response to gomolld)I've reinstalled Mac OSX without erasing the disk. (i didn't lost my data and user account) And it seemed to have solved the problem ... for now ... maybe it's some Mac OSX update that came after the DVD (I used the DVD in the MacBook Pro package) ...
I'm using my Macbook pro for 1 hour, fresh boot, no hang ... for now ...MacBook Pro core i5 2,4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 10:54 AM (in response to Stephane7728)please post again later if your problem is truly solved.MacbookPro6,2, Mac OS X (10.6.3), HR Glossy Display
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 11:29 AM (in response to iRuney)sorry ... hanging again ... it's not the solution...MacBook Pro core i5 2,4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 12:54 PM (in response to Stephane7728)Interesting - well I guess I won't try reinstalling OSX then. Do we all have 7200 HDs? I wonder if this is a hardware issue...MBP 2.53 i5, 7200 500gb, hi-res anti-glare, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 1:17 PM (in response to gomolld)No I have the same 5400 RPM HDD as iRuney. The standard seagate 320Gb.MacBook Pro Core i5 2,4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.3)