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    Jan 10, 2013
    Mac Pro 1,1 slowed to a crawl after ssd upgrade
    I have a mac pro 1,1 which I recently upgraded with a 128gb crucial V4 ssd too along with 2GB more ram bringing me to a total of 4GB. I cloned my startup disk to the ssd, and for about 3 weeks it ran the fastest I've ever seen it with startup times around the 10-15 second range. after that point, it slowed to a crawl. it now takes over 2 minutes to startup, graphics are choppy, and apps take forever to launch. even changing tabs on chrome causes the graphics to lag, and sometimes the pinwheel to appear. I have done a virus scan using Avast! which turned up nothing. Any ideas what may be causing this?

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    dawson1112's Avatar
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    Jul 29, 2012
    Lets start by seeing if there are alot of startup items loading when you boot the computer.
    system preferences / user accounts/ click your user account then select log in items.

    You will be able to see a list of items that load when you boot osx. You can disable any of them by checking the items and then clicking the - to remove them. You may want to repair permissions after this.

    I don't own a mac,,, but I did stay at a holiday inn last night.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    1. Get of of Avast. There are no Mac OS X viruses.

    2. Don't know about Crucial, however OWC technicians are quite adamant an SSD should not be cloned from a platter drive. Slows the SSD.

    3. Recommended method is format the SSD, do a clean install and then Migration Assistant to transfer everything over.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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