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    Intel ssd 520 Issues

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    Intel ssd 520 Issues
    I have a MacBook Pro (late 2009). Tried to upgrade to a Intel 520 240GB SSD. Just will not work. Performance is extremely bad. I can't even hold down the option key to display the drive or the restore partition. It justs goes "poof" and disappears. Is this a bad SSD?

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    Intel ssd 520 Issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbellied View Post
    I have a MacBook Pro (late 2009). Tried to upgrade to a Intel 520 240GB SSD. Just will not work. Performance is extremely bad. I can't even hold down the option key to display the drive or the restore partition. It justs goes "poof" and disappears. Is this a bad SSD?
    try ssd as external drive, use ccc carbon copy clone to transfer see how it works. if not a bad SSD.

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    Intel ssd 520 Issues
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    Wow. I can't remember reading this many problems, stemming from the same issue, before.

    Your MBP has standard SATA2 cables. Your SSD is a 6G card, meaning it is best suited, and designed to run as described on SATA3 connections. You will most likely continue to have this problem until you try a SATA2 SSD...sorry Not exactly sure which model you have, but the 17" MBP seems to have the most problems related to SATA2/3 compatibility.
    “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius

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    Intel ssd 520 Issues

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    Hmmm - i bought an intel 520 SSD , and just thought to check no the web before i installed snow leopard on it in my 2008 unibody.

    It seems that there's a major problem. Is anyone aware of the latest developments about this ?

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