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Question: Kernel panic – SSD failing?

I recently had an issue with my mid-2015 MBP (2.8Ghz, 1TB SSD) where it was freezing fairly frequently. I thought it might be a Time Machine issue, so I turned off backups and did usual maintenance attempts (reset SMC & NVRAM, ran Disk First Aid from Recovery Partition, ran Apple Diagnostics, etc), with no luck fixing the issue.


I eventually erased and did a clean install, and selectively installed just a few apps that I need for work (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud, Transmit).


It has beach-balled a couple times since the clean install, when I was watching a movie using VLC, with no other software open. Google doesn’t show up any reference to this being a known issue or happening for anyone else in VLC.


This last time I checked out the Panic Report after rebooting, and was alarmed to find the line:

Root disk errors: "Could not recover SATA HDD after 5 attempts. Terminating."


Here is the entire panic report — does this mean my SSD is failing, or is it a software compatibility issue of some kind?


Anonymous UUID: 62F14AD5-EA87-65FB-4FFF-E0931CFF2CF7



Sun Mar 11 00:04:14 2018



*** Panic Report ***

panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff8017f0fff0): initproc exited -- exit reason namespace 2 subcode 0xa description: none



Thread 3 crashed



RAX: 0x0000000106f03000, RBX: 0x000070000a25d3a8, RCX: 0x000070000a25d4a8, RDX: 0x000070000a25d3c8

RSP: 0x000070000a25d320, RBP: 0x000070000a25d360, RSI: 0x000070000a25d3c8, RDI: 0x000070000a25d440

R8: 0xffffffff00002c00, R9: 0x00007fffa951cfe0, R10: 0x00002d0100004600, R11: 0x00002d0100000000

R12: 0x000070000a25d378, R13: 0x000070000a25d440, R14: 0x000070000a25d3c8, R15: 0x000070000a25d440

RFL: 0x0000000000010206, RIP: 0x00007fff704f6870, CS: 0x000000000000002b, SS: 0x0000000000000023



Thread 0: 0xffffff803c3adc70

0x00007fff706412fa

0x00007fff704c3c58

0x0000000000000000



Thread 1: 0xffffff80432e5da0

0x00007fff70642882

0x00007fff704cae76

0x00007fff704ba018

0x00007fff704cc06f

0x00007fff704bf0fd

0x00007fff704ccf02

0x00007fff704d0d16

0x00007fff7077c033

0x00007fff7077bc4d

0x0000000000000000



Thread 2: 0xffffff8042d8eed0

0x00007fff7077bc40



Thread 3: 0xffffff803ee5c3c0

0x00007fff704f6870

0x00007fff704f71d1

0x00007fff704f8d51

0x00007fff70500238

0x00007fff7055276c

0x0000000106f25f19

0x0000000106f35b5b

0x00007fff704b7d50

0x00007fff704cae76

0x00007fff704ba018

0x00007fff704cc06f

0x00007fff704bf0fd

0x00007fff704ccf02

0x00007fff704d0d16

0x00007fff7077c033

0x00007fff7077bc4d

0x0000000000000000



Thread 4: 0xffffff80422564f0

0x00007fff7077bc40



Mac OS version:

17D102


Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 17.4.0: Sun Dec 17 09:19:54 PST 2017; root:xnu-4570.41.2~1/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: 18D901F1-4A03-3FF1-AE34-C26B2732F13C

System model name: MacBookPro11,5 (Mac-06F11F11946D27C5)

Root disk errors: "Could not recover SATA HDD after 5 attempts. Terminating."


EOF

Model: MacBookPro11,5, BootROM MBP114.0177.B00, 4 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 2.30f2

Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M370X, AMD Radeon R9 M370X, PCIe, 2 GB

Graphics: Intel Iris Pro, Intel Iris Pro, Built-In

Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364B544631473634485A2D314736453120

Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364B544631473634485A2D314736453120

AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x152), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.77.37.5.1a3)

Bluetooth: Version 6.0.2f2, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0

Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM1024G, 1 TB

USB Device: USB 3.0 Bus

USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader

USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 27.1

MacBook Pro with Retina display, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Mar 12, 2018 3:56 PM in response to etresoft In response to etresoft

For whatever it's worth, I just downloaded a trial copy of DriveDX and my SSD passed all the indicators with no warnings or errors. There isn't an Apple Store nearby, but there is an Authorized Service Center — what diagnostics are they going to run, is it possibly something I can do from home?

Mar 12, 2018 3:56 PM

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Mar 12, 2018 8:19 PM in response to etresoft In response to etresoft

By "repair the machine", do you mean replace the SSD? Because if the panic report above does confirm that the SSD is failing, I can replace it myself — though I guess I would first have to decide whether it’s worth it to put $600 into a 3-year-old laptop… :/

Mar 12, 2018 8:19 PM

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Mar 13, 2018 5:57 AM in response to wesfrombham In response to wesfrombham

If you can repair the machine yourself, you can certainly do that. I can't assume that people on this forum have that kind of technical ability.


Maybe look at OWC's replacement SSDs. They have some upgrades for the older retina MacBookPros that are supposedly as fast as the SSDs in the current machines.


But then again, if the fault is actually on the logic board and not the SSD, then a new SSD won't help. I don't know if Apple has diagnostics with that level of detail, but it is something to consider and ask them about.

Mar 13, 2018 5:57 AM

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