[lug] want to borrow: SSD

Robert Racansky robert.racansky at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 22:50:26 MDT 2014

I know it’s a long shot to ask, but does anybody have a 2.5 inch blank
internal solid state hard drive I can borrow for a few days?

I am trying to troubleshoot performance issues with my MacBook Pro (
quad-core i7 2.3 Ghz CPU with 16 GB of RAM).

CPU is usually 95% idle, and I’m only using about 25% of RAM, but
almost every click of the mouse results in a “spinning beach ball of
death”, rending the computer unusable.

Disk I/O spikes occasionally, but I’m not sure that’s the cause of the
problem.  I want to be sure that replacing my hard drive resolves the
issues before plunking down $250 to buy a new one.


Blackmagic Disk Speed Test v 2.2
5 GB stress test
10 Bit YUV 4:2:2

PAL:  Write 44 FPS Read 60 FPS
NTSC: Write 52 FPS Read 71 FPS
HD 720:  Write 19 FPS Read 27 FPS
HD 1080: Write 08 FBP Read 12 FPS

Geekbench 3 benchmark:

my laptop, Geekbench 3.1.6 Tryout for Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012)

Single-Core Score : 2,769
Multi-Core Score  10,717

from http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012)
Intel Core i7-3615QM 2300 MHz (4 cores)

32-bit Single-Core score:  2,733
32-bit Multi-Core Score: 10,540

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