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  • iRuney Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    Yes, I have the 5400 RPM drive.

    This is infuriating =\

    The laptop is so incredibly fast.. then it stalls, and stalls, and stalls. And if what a previous poster said, this is not a common issue, so I may not be able to expect a fix from Apple..

    Someone else says replacing the hard doesn't work..

    And to top things off, I have done every first aid option possible (other than resetting the PMU, which I guess I should do), including reinstalling!
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
    Someone else says replacing the hard doesn't work..


    You won't know until you try.




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  • iRuney Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    I use my laptop for work -- having my hard drive replaced costs me $100 for a rental, or forces me to take a day off work.

    Not a pleasant prospect.

    Not something I'd like to do unless it is definitive.

    Edit: And I have to go through the entire setup process for my laptop again, it took a full day when I got it. Sorry, if people say Time Machine isn't reliable, I'm wary to do any kind of restore from a 3rd party and have faith that I won't experience problems.

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  • squirrellydw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem, 15" i5 with antiglare, everything else is stock. I hope we can get a fix for this, my iMac G5 never had a problem and I replaced it with this.
  • Macaby Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)
    I've only had my i5 MBP a couple of days, but so far I'm disappointed in it. I bought the old MBP a day before the new units were released. At the time I didn't have a clue about the upgrade. As soon as I heard about it, I returned the prior MBP and ordered another one. I did use the old one for about a week before returning it.

    As far as I can tell, the old MBP was faster and smoother and I wish I had kept it now. My big problem with the new book is mainly when typing, there is a noticeable lag between hitting a key and when it appears on the screen. And in general, it's just not as poppy as the previous unit.

    I hooked it up to my external HD for a Time Machine backup and even there, it just doesn't seem to run very well. And when it goes into the screen saver mode while on the Time Machine, sometimes the screen breaks up in a very broken pixillation that doesn't pop backup for several seconds.

    Overall, I'm extremely disappointed in the computer so far. The typing delay is driving me nuts.

    I"m wondering how Apple can release this kind of garbage for sale to the public?
  • Redwoodtree Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    I'm also getting frequent hangs. First I thought it was because of the migration, so I created a brand new user account, and it seemed to get better. But it's happening again.

    I've also had two complete freezes where I can't get an interrupt in the kernel at all. For example, the caps-lock key does not switch on or off.

    I'm starting to get a little worried.
  • Macaby Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)
    iRuney wrote:
    Edit: And I have to go through the entire setup process for my laptop again, it took a full day when I got it. Sorry, if people say Time Machine isn't reliable, I'm wary to do any kind of restore from a 3rd party and have faith that I won't experience problems.

    If the only backup you have is on the Time Machine, I guess you're stuck. I transferred all my files and 3rd party programs with Migration Assistant via ethernet AND with the AirPort turned off on both computers. With AirPort on, it said the transfer would take 24 hours. Turning them off, it only took slightly less than 2 hours to transfer about 110GB. For some reason, the new MBP that I have tries to use AirPort even with an ethernet cable hooked up.
  • squirrellydw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My wife just said the trackpad stopped working, she couldn't click on anything. Turned it off and back on and it is working again. Do you think the sysem freezes might have to do with the automatic graphic switching? I am going to try and turn my off when I get home to see if that might fix it.
  • Stephane7728 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    No it's not a Graphic switch issue.
    I've worked with Geforce only, (no automatic swicth) and it stalls and hangs frequently too.

    I definitly think this is a HDD issue.

    I've cloned my HDD with CCC on an external firewire HDD. I've booted with it, then unmount my internal Mackintosh HD. NO MORE HANG when the system is booted from external HDD.

    This is a Seagate HDD problem. Hardware (failure ?) or software (bad drivers ?) but it's a HDD problem.

    I'm going to have it replaced with a different brand & model, and I will let you know ...
  • squirrellydw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You calling Apple, going to a store or replacing it yourself? Can you replace the drive yourself?
  • S7umpy Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I have replace mine trying to get the drive to negotiate link speed 3Gb just take the screws on the back cover off and then the 2 crews on the braked holding the drive down. Have you guys with the 5400rpm drives checked the negotiated link speed if it's 1.5Gb or 3Gb?
  • Stephane7728 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    The negociated speed is 1,5Gb on my MacBook Pro.
  • iRuney Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    My negotiated link speed is 1.5 gigabit for my 5400 RPM 320GB drive.

    I have all my files backed up using methods other than Time Machine -- the key issue here is I really don't want to have to re-setup my entire laptop on a new hard drive (AND either pay for a hard drive, give up my laptop for a period and have to get a rental, or give up my laptop entirely for any period of time), because it interferes with either my money, or my work!

    If someone posts here that they have had positive experience changing the HDD, I might consider it.

    Finally, I have already tried eliminating graphics switching.. fairly certain I put that in my original post.

    Edit: I've created quite a beast here, haven't I? None-the-less, please try to keep the conversation restricted to the matter at hand (hard drive stalling). If you have another issue, or just want to complain, please start a separate thread. This one will be most useful to other people experiencing the same issue, if it is not cluttered.

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  • iRuney Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    @squirrelydw: If you are unable to click anything (and potentially get a beachball), but the cursor still moves -- that is the issue that the people in this thread, and myself, are describing.
  • Michael Kanyo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am experiencing this issue as well, I ran all the test mentioned above and nothing apparently is wrong. Has anyone noticed a lag in the Boot time of their machine? Mine out of the box was getting on average 35 seconds from the power button being pushed to my home screen showing up - my almost 3 year old MBP Core2Duo is getting close to that. Just wondering if anyone else is noticing this and if this would support the faulty HDD theory.

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