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MacBook Pro - Slow Performance after Hd Install


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Hi i recently upgraded my mac book pro to a 500 gb 7200 rpm hd. Install went smooth enough except that the leopard reinstall took 4 hours and now my computer is slow as can be. I've run the disk check in disk utility as well as the hardware test without any errors. The hard drive i added is the new Seagate 500 gb 7200 rpm hard drive. Does anyone know of any compatibility problems or jumper settings that i may have overlooked. Any help would be appreciated.
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I upgraded a new MBP 15" to same drive without any problems and it is running faster than the stock 320/5400 drive. Did you partition the drive first and set it to GUID?
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I am just shooting in the dark here, but I read a post by another member who did something with his hard drive and then used his install discs and his reboot time went from over a minute to like 30 seconds. I am pretty sure the thread was called the restart race or something like that.

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yeah, the thread was called The Restart Race, and the OP did an Archive and Install using the install discs. I think this might help you out.

Here is a link to the thread:
The Restart Race
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I Created a new partition using disk utility. I formatted it using mac os Extended (journaled) option. Is there something else i should try?
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See if your partition map scheme says GUID. I am not sure this makes a difference but when I did my upgrade I didn't select GUID and it ran slow so I started over and selected it the second time around. Now everything seems to run perfect and fast. Hopefully someone else can shed more light on your problem.
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Harrya,
Thanks soo much for your quick replies. I checked and it does in fact say guid. Just to be safe i reinstalled the old hd and everything works perfectly so my problem lies somewhere with my new hd.
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Did you clone your old HD onto your Seagate?
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Hey Everyone,
Turns out i accidentally tore part of the hd cable during installation. I reinstalled the original hd and took it to the mac store. We''ll see what they say about it.
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