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We encountered a similar problem when we first installed SSD's replacing the HD. The issue is free space! Unlike a HD which tends to have lots of free space SSD's tend to be small and as such have very little free space so the TRIM services or other cleanup functions need to run to free up space to run your video (movie or TV show). It makes no difference how you are watching it as the app needs to decompress the data stream (from local storage or via stream via the internet).
 
OK, What to do?
 
You could try cleaning up your drive of not needed files and run a clean up app like: [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hd-cleaner-free-up-disk-space/id836769549?mt=12|HD Cleaner].
 
Next I would max out the amount of RAM the system can support (16GB). While it may not seem like you need this much what we want here is a way for the OS to use the RAM to hold the decompressed file Vs using the SSD.
 
The last option here is to get a bigger SSD, or better yet go with a SSHD drive instead. While this may seem counter intuitive given your desire for a faster system. A SSHD gains you the bang of a SSD but also givegives you the deep storage of a HD and you don't get into the wait game of TRIM.

We don't use straight SSD based systems due to this issue and others, we only use SSHD's in the older MacBook Pro's. Apples blade SSD's in the newer systems use a proprietary cleanup function which is much better than what you can do with a 3rd party SSD drive in these older systems. Sorry ;-{
The last option here is to get a bigger SSD, or better yet go with a SSHD drive instead. While this may seem counter intuitive given your desire for a faster system. A SSHD gains you the bang of a SSD but also givegives you the deep storage of a HD and you don't get into the wait game of TRIM.

We don't use straight SSD based systems due to this issue and others, we only use SSHD's in the older MacBook Pro's. Apples blade SSD's in the newer systems use a proprietary cleanup function which is much better than what you can do with a 3rd party SSD drive in these older systems. Sorry ;-{

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Original post by: Dan ,

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We encountered a similar problem when we first installed SSD's replacing the HD. The issue is free space! Unlike a HD which tends to have lots of free space SSD's tend to be small and as such have very little free space so the TRIM services or other cleanup functions need to run to free up space to run your video (movie or TV show). It makes no difference how you are watching it as the app needs to decompress the data stream (from local storage or via stream via the internet).

OK, What to do?

You could try cleaning up your drive of not needed files and run a clean up app like: [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hd-cleaner-free-up-disk-space/id836769549?mt=12|HD Cleaner].

Next I would max out the amount of RAM the system can support (16GB). While it may not seem like you need this much what we want here is a way for the OS to use the RAM to hold the decompressed file Vs using the SSD.

The last option here is to get a bigger SSD, or better yet go with a SSHD drive instead. While this may seem counter intuitive given your desire for a faster system. A SSHD gains you the bang of a SSD but also give you the deep storage of a HD and you don't get into the wait game of TRIM.

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