xinfamousx101 Posted November 14, 2010 Share Posted November 14, 2010 Hi all, I been reading these posts a lot and they have been very helpful in assisting me with debugging my problem. Anyhow, long story short, I got a MacBook Pro a few weeks ago and right away I put new ram (Corsair CM3X8GSDKIT1066 G) and a new ssd hard drive (Corsair P128 CMFSSD-128GBG2D) in it. I actually got the ssd a while ago and have been using it in my old laptop (and it has served me very dearly). However, once I got everything setup and running, I encountered the Mac's beach ball of doom problem (spinning loading icon and laptop freezes. However, mouse is still responsive). After many hours of debugging, I think I finally found the problem: the ssd hard drive. I ran around 15 hours of memtest osx (basically memtest for Macs) and the ram passed without an error. And once I installed OS X onto an external hard drive and used that to boot, I have yet to experience a beach ball of doom. I have read that a ssd firmware update fixed many Mac ssd-related problems for other ssd brands such as Crucial and Patriot. So my question is: Will a ssd firmware update (http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83708) fix my problem? I bought the drive a bit over a year ago so I am quite sure that the firmware on there is outdated. I mainly ask this and haven't done it yet is because it is a pain to take out stuff in a MacBook Pro. So I want to be sure before performing a surgical operation again xD Also, I have already tried but failed to update the firmware using my Mac. Does anyone maybe know a way to do this? (kinda shooting for the stars here) But if anyone is interested, I couldn't get the usb to boot. However, I did manage to make a bootable cd with the update tools on it and got it to boot. But once I tried to run the utility, I got an config.sys error saying that a mem driver is not installed. I looked in the config code and saw that it is set to run the driver and the driver is present also. After fiddling with the code a bit and it still not working, I shrugged and gave up at "it's probably because it's a Mac." Thanks for any help :DD Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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