Brand new computer slower than older one?
April 3, 2010 9:58 PM Subscribe
Brand new 13" MacBook Pro feeling sluggish and occasionally freezing. What's going on?
posted by DoctorFedora to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I just updated my late-2007 MacBook to a 13" MacBook Pro (primarily for the upgrade in video hardware, since that's frankly just about the only thing that's changed since then). I've upgraded the hard drive myself over the embarrassingly small 160GB stock disk to a 500GB one that I cloned from my prior computer before installing in my new computer.
Ever since switching, I've been shocked that a lot of things seem to actually run significantly slower than on my older computer, with switching programs occasionally lagging a bit, and even seeing that arbitrarily happen every so often. On two or three occasions (over the past week), I've wound up with the mouse cursor movement being the only thing that shows any degree of responsiveness for 10–20 seconds at a time. Everything then basically "catches up" to what I'd clicked or typed (including command-Q being mashed in frustration).
I've run Disk Utility to check the disk permissions and verify the disk itself, to no effect (though apparently there were quite a number of permissions that needed repair; this may have even been the case before I'd cloned the disk and transferred it all to my new one).
Any suggestions, anyone? I've got a 640GB backup drive that I could theoretically use to replace the one that I have in my computer, but I prefer to have a separate backup disk available (and if it turns out that it's a problem with the disk itself, physically, I'd be uncomfortable using it as my backup disk in the meanwhile with my Aperture library on it).
Any other suggestions beyond just cloning the disk and replacing the thing and seeing what happens?