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  • 15. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    comics_addict Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    PlotinusVeritas wrote:

     

    Even though I have a macbook (new) 10 feet from me, I recall the white blinking IR light doesnt flash unless you have it plugged in.     You arent voiding the warranty by installing a SSD. 

     

     

    As for the Optibay expansion, I wouldnt but thats just me. Ive done it twice for other people, but if you ever resell it, almost nobody will want that. Also its rather a low key even to pack around a 2TB 2.5" USB HD, now running $120

     

    Since your mac is booting run, running fine, your superdrive noise of the laser-tray reset is normal. I wouldnt worry one bit about the IR light.

    From my experience the blinking light besides the IR is always on as long as the machine is in sleep mode doesn't really make a difference wether the lid is closed or not. Are we, perhaps, a different light ?

  • 16. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (14,610 points)

    Sleep light behavior

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4167

     

     

    From all indications, resetting SMC (generally a good idea after a new HD/SSD install) should take care of the sleep light issue.

     

    see if a SMC reset fixes that.

     

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
  • 17. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    comics_addict Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    tried that but no avail. And the behaviour that worries me is like the article says, the SIL turns itself off when the battery is depleted and the machine gets into safe sleep mode but ever since the SSD upgrade it does this while it has a fully charged battery. :/

  • 18. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (14,610 points)

    And you DID say the SIL works in bootcamp?   Otherwise I would say you disconnected the SIL cable when you installed the new SSD.    Even so, however it should be seen after that you didnt disconnect the cable to same when you did the SSD upgrade.

  • 19. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,945 points)

    PlotinusVeritas wrote:

     

    *Remember now that you have a SSD,.... to adamantly back it up (always have 2 backups)...... When a SSD dies, it doesnt "fall" like a HD does, with bumps and bruises, ......SSD generally "jump off the cliff"  with no recovery possible... i.e. data is genuinely LOST

     

    All true, except i am going to have to disagree with this. One of the main problems with a SSD is that data is never really lost, even upon failure. The Department of Defense recommends physical destruction of all flash based storage to ensure no data recovery upon failure.

     

    That being said...it's a two way street.

     

    IT: Best Practices for Media Destruction

    SSDs prove difficult to securely erase | Naked Security

    SSD security: the worst of all worlds | ZDNet

  • 20. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (14,610 points)

    Ohh, I know, Ive been to 100s of University auctions, and sometimes theyve got the guys in the back with sledgehammers destroying conventional HD.     And now they have SSD shredders.

     

    Auctioning off 1000s of computers, all with missing HD,  either destroyed already or being sledgehammered at the back door.

     

    However regarding the common user, getting that kind of "lost" data back,....easy for an institution or agency, or Govt. agency, is close to night impossible for joe blow enduser to get that data.

     

    The data is still there, but if it takes serious $$$ and manpower to get it back, its still same-as "lost" to the common user.

     

    The most fun ive had in fact was being paid to rip out HD and "in sight of the owners" destroy said HD with hammers and other destructive means.

     

    Handed back to the companies twisted and warped HD platters. .........Rather a funny picture actually.

  • 21. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    comics_addict Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    PlotinusVeritas wrote:

     

    And you DID say the SIL works in bootcamp?   Otherwise I would say you disconnected the SIL cable when you installed the new SSD.    Even so, however it should be seen after that you didnt disconnect the cable to same when you did the SSD upgrade.

    Yes it seem to work as expected during bootcamp. The SIL pulsates for the first hour or so after I put my MBP to sleep with the SSD as its internal storage. I have switch back and forth between both drives trying to troubleshoot this issue. And it happens every single time so far. Last time even my HDD did which was kind of odd. But it seem to have been a one type thing because I left my machine at a AASP and they haven't found anything yet. Out of curiosity how would I have disloged the SIL cable ?

  • 22. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,945 points)

    1) Update your kernelcache to make sure all the drivers needed are loading in OSX. From terminal:

     

    sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions ; exit

     

    The machine will 'rev' for a minute or two. Reboot once the process completes.

     

    2) If there is no difference, try to disable hibernate mode in OSX as previously mentioned, as a test. You can always re-enable it.

  • 23. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    comics_addict Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    nbar wrote:

     

    1) Update your kernelcache to make sure all the drivers needed are loading in OSX. From terminal:

     

    sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions ; exit

     

    The machine will 'rev' for a minute or two. Reboot once the process completes.

     

    2) If there is no difference, try to disable hibernate mode in OSX as previously mentioned, as a test. You can always re-enable it.

    I'll try your first tip when I get my MBP later in the today. Already tried without hibernation and problem still cropped up. Also tried a clean OS install with no data migration and still behaved the same.

  • 24. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (14,610 points)

    I found 4 other people who mentioned their SIL not pulsing after SSD upgrade

     

    So, the mystery deepens...........

  • 25. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,945 points)
  • 26. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    comics_addict Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    PlotinusVeritas wrote:

     

    I found 4 other people who mentioned their SIL not pulsing after SSD upgrade

     

    So, the mystery deepens...........

    Sorry for getting back to you guys so late. Have been doing a couple of things today. But it makes me feel a little bit better knowing I am not as crazy as I first thought. Did they provided you with any details regarding that issue ?

  • 27. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    comics_addict Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    nbar wrote:

     

    Make sure you have the firmware revision from OWC, as well:

     

    Instructions to verify your firmware version.

    OWC Announces Firmware Update For Industry-Leading Mercury ...

    I check your link (thanks btw) and it seems that I have the latest firmware revision for my SSD model. This mystery seems to not have a end in sight. :/

  • 28. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    comics_addict Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Bumping this thread for further discussion.

  • 29. Re: Deep Sleep issue after SSD upgrade
    comics_addict Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    If anyone is still following this thread I seem to have found the culprit of the issue that I was experiencing.

     

    http://www.zdnet.com/faster-wake-from-sleep-on-macbooks-7000017301/

     

    What my notebook seem to have do is that it would activate the new standby mode that is intended for MB Air's and Retina's.

     

    And it was so no matter how many times I installed the OS and my files, wether cloning or fresh install, and at first it was driving me crazy because it only did so as long as I had my SSD installed.

     

    Followed the tips on the above link and put my machine to sleep and it's working on as was originally expected. Don't know if it's  a bug or Apple secretly enabled on all Mac notebook's released on 2012.

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